London, South Kensington
28 November 2002
A Bohemian cut and engraved royal portrait goblet and a cover
The barrel-shaped bowl engraved with an oval portrait medallion of Emperor Franz I of Austria wearing his robes of state and the order of the Golden Fleece, with a drape behind him, the reverse with an oval viewing lens within a border of six ruby-flash stars, the sides with ruby-flashed foliage-pattern panels of diamond-cutting, the lower edge of the goblet cut with a part amber-flashed and silvered ropetwist border, on a faceted stem with ruby-flashed ropetwist anular knop and spreading hexafoil foot, the underside with ruby-flashed honeycomb cutting; the cover similarly decorated (goblet with rim chip and minute chipping to edges of cut decoration, the cover perhaps from an associated vessel and with minor chipping)
12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) high overall (2)
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Franz (1768-1835), son of Leopold II, was Holy Roman Emperor 1792-1806 and Emperor of Austria 1804-1835. It is probable that this goblet was engraved in 1835 to commemorate his reign.
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