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A Vienna Transparentmalerei topographical tumbler

1815-1830, ANTON KOTHGASSER

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A Vienna Transparentmalerei topographical tumbler
1815-1830, ANTON KOTHGASSER
The cylindrical body decorated with a rectangular green-ground scene depicting a pavilion or folie in a park, inscribed underneath Das Haus der Laune in Laxenburg, further outlined in gilt, the border with purple ornaments
9.3 cm. high
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Lot Essay

See W. Spiegl, Biedermeier-Gläser, München, 1981, p. 151, ill. 173 for a similar goblet by Anton Kothgasser.
Laxenburg was a hunting retreat belonging to the Emperor Franz I, fifteen kilometers south of Vienna. Anton Kothgasser worked together with August Viertel and Gottlob Samuel Mohn on Imperial commissions at the Laxenburg estates.
The Haus der Laune, a burlesque architectural creation by Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg in the 1790's, was an intellectual exercise against rationality in Austria.

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