31 March 2008
A PFALZ-ZWEIBRÜCKEN TWO-HANDLED CYLINDRICAL CHOCOLATE CUP AND COVER
CIRCA 1768, BLUE INTERLACED PZ MARKS, BLUE W PAINTER'S MARK, IMPRESSED P I MARK
Painted by von Friedrich Carl Wohlfahrt with two estuary scenes, the first with figures before fortified buildings and mountains, the second with an equestrian figure before a waterfall and turreted buildings in wooded landscape, each above a puce cornucopia half-cartouche issuing green fronds above gilt geometric ornament and puce tassels, centred by a shield-shaped device, the domed cover with two specimen butterflies including a Peacock butterfly, below a blue flower finial, with gilt ribbon and zig-zag borders suspending floral swags and gilt line rims (minute chipping to blue flower finial, slight flaking to gilding)
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
The Dukes of Baden Collection, Großherzogliches Residenzschloss, Karlsruhe (Koelitz Inv. Nr. 2168), sale Sotheby's, Baden Baden, 5th - 21st October 1995, lot 798 (with paper collection label and sale label).
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Horst Reber, 'Der Porzellanmaler Friedrich Carl Wohlfahrt', Keramos, April 1979, no. 84, p. 35, pls. 46 and 47.
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