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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 159

    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED FLARED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A VIENNA TRANSPARENT-ENAMELLED FLARED BEAKER (RANFTBECHER)
    CIRCA 1820
    Decorated in the workshop of Anton Kothgasser with a band of garden flowers on a transparent white ground, the lower part painted with a geometric pattern of flowerheads among trellis in shades of blue, on a cog-wheel cut foot and star-cut and amber-stained base (light rubbing to gilding)
    4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high


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    The initals of the specimen flowers of Blumenbordüren beakers were used to spell the Christian name of a loved one, see Rudolf von Strasse, Die Einschreibebüchlein des Wiener Glas-und Porzellanmalers Anton Kothgasser 1769-1851 (Karlsruhe, 1977), p. 39. This example appears to spell out 'Amalie', using the flower A for Argyranthemum (?), M for Mohnblume, A for Aurikel, L for Lilie, I for Iris and E for Heckenrose (?).

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