8 October 2002
A Berlin coffee-can and saucer
Circa 1803, underglaze blue sceptre and blue enamel dash mark to cup, underglaze blue sceptre and incised / L (?) to saucer, painter's 35. to both
The cup painted with blue cornflowers and corn en terrasse below a gilt border at the rim with a band of ovals against hatching between gilt lines, the angular handle enriched in gilding, the border of the saucer with a similar band of cornflowers and corn en terrasse enclosing a similar gilt border at the well, the centre with a gilt rosette, gilt line rims (slight rubbing to gilding on rims and handle)
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Erich Köllmann and Margarete Jarchow, op. cit. (Munich, 1987), Vol. II, p. 529, fig. 443.
Above, detail of saucer.
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