31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
TWO FULDA WHITE AND GILT PORTRAIT COFFEE-CUPS AND SAUCERS
CIRCA 1780, BLUE CROWNED FF MARKS, IMPRESSED X AND RI MARKS, ONE SAUCER WITH IMPRESSED K MARK
Each with an arched angular handle, the bodies applied with low-relief white biscuit busts, the first with a bearded philosopher in profile to the right, wearing a plumed hat, fur edged coat and a crucifix, the second with a philosopher in profile to the left, each within circular raised beaded cartouches and gilt bands enclosed by laurel garlands, below a band of overlapping cell-pattern, with scattered gilt sprigs, within gilt line rims (very slight wear to gilding) (2)
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See Christoph Fritzsche and Gregor Karl Stasch, Hochfürstlich Fuldische Porzellainmanufaktur 1764-1789 (Fulda, 1994), p. 167, no. 62.
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The first, anon., sale Sotheby's Zürich, 1st June 1994, lot 211.