31 March 2008
A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) BLUE-GROUND CYLINDRICAL PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER
CIRCA 1785, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARKS, WITH BLUE 1 TO CUP AND 4 TO SAUCER
The cup with a gilt-edged channelled angular handle, painted and stippled en grisaille with a half-length portrait of Leopold II wearing an embroidered cape and the Order of the Golden Fleece, within a gilt oval laurel leaf cartouche, the saucer with the initial L among clouds within a similar cartouche, gilt ovolo borders (cup with slight wear to upper rim and shallow minor glaze chip to underside)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Leopold II (1747-1792), Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, was the son of Emperor Francis I and his wife, Empress Maria Theresa.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
Items from the personal collection of one of L.A.’s most admired antiques dealers are offered online from 7 February, and in New York on 13 February
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea