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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 344

    MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (AUSTRIAN, 1790-1849)

    Countess Uhlfeld, in off-the-shoulder white dress, pink rose at corsage, a pink rose in her dressed dark hair; sky and cloud background

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    MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (AUSTRIAN, 1790-1849)
    Countess Uhlfeld, in off-the-shoulder white dress, pink rose at corsage, a pink rose in her dressed dark hair; sky and cloud background
    signed 'Daffinger' (lower right)
    on a Vienna blue-ground cabinet cup and saucer, circa 1830, blue shield mark to both, the cup with script FM mark in black, the cup of flared form with a gilt loop handle, the portrait painted in a cartouche with oval gilt band, against a blue ground below a border of gilt panels, scrolls and foliage, the saucer with a central floral medaillion against a blue ground within a similar border, gilt band rims
    the miniature oval, 2½ in. (63 mm.); the cup, 3½ in. (91 mm.) diam.; the saucer 5 7/8 in. (143 mm.) diam. (2)


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    Daffinger's signed watercolour on ivory miniature of the Countess was sold Sotheby's, London, Olympia, 24 July 2002, lot 34.
    Other porcelain decorated by Daffinger is illustrated in E. Pirchan, Moritz Michael Daffinger. Miniaturmaler des Vormärz, Vienna/Leipzig, 1943, fig. 18-22.

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