31 March 2008
A NYMPHENBURG DOCUMENTARY COFFEE-CUP AND SAUCER AND A NYMPHENBURG MINIATURE MUG
THE FIRST 1795, IRON-RED bMh MARK FLANKED BY AN ELABORATE DASH (?) AND TRIANGULAR GROUPING OF DOTS 1795, IMPRESSED SHIELD AND 5 MARK TO SAUCER, THE SECOND CIRCA 1790, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARK AND INCISED 67
The first probably painted by a Hausmaler, with bouquets and sprays, the central bouquet of each piece within a gilt garland, the interlocking gilt scroll borders with pendant husks (chipping to footrim of cup, slight flaking and wear to enamels and gilding); the mug painted with a bouquet and scattered flower-sprays below a gilt line rim (wear to gilding)
The second 7/8 in. (2.9 cm.) high (2)
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The miniature mug is illustrated adjacent to lots 179 and 180.
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