• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 152

    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED FLARED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)

    CIRCA 1815-20

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED FLARED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)
    CIRCA 1815-20
    Attributed to Georg Lamprecht, painted with four exotic birds among purple scrolling leaves, foliage and berries, above a richly-gilt prism-cut band, amber flash, strawberry-diamond cut band, the flared lower part amber-stained and fluted, the concave base star-cut and amber-stained (minute chipping to footrim and slight wear to gilding)
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The enamel decoration on the current beaker resembles border patterns on Vienna porcelain of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. For similar ornithological decoration on Vienna porcelain by Georg Lamprecht, see Wilhelm Mrazek and Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Porzellan 1718-1864 (Vienna, 1970), pl. 81, nos. 587 and 588; see also Gustav E. Pazaurek, Gläser der Empire-und Biedermeierzeit (Leipzig, 1923), p. 213, pl. 197 for a similarly decorated beaker from Sammlung B. Schafranek.

    Between his stints at the Royal manufactory in Vienna, Lamprecht was a painter of figures, landscapes and animals in Paris at Monsieur's Factory, Clignancourt, in about 1783 and at Sèvres from 1785 to 1787.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Sammlung Joseph Mahler, sale Wiener Kunstauktionen, 27th September 1994, lot 245.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that there are two restored chips to the rim of the glass which is not mentioned in the catalogue description.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    Rudolf von Strasser, Die Einschriebebüchlein des Wiener Glas-und Porzellanmalers Anton Kothgasser 1769-1851 (Karlsruhe, 1977), p. 46, no. 29.