London, South Kensington
11 May 2006
A SPANISH ROYAL COMMEMORATIVE BEAKER
CIRCA 1800, PERHAPS ANDALUSIAN
To commemorate King Carlos IV, the flared opaque white form enamelled in colours with the Royal arms of Spain, bouquets, stylised ornament and the inscription VIVA. Dn: CARLOS:IV: REY DE: ESPANA. Y. Y. INDIA. REX
4 3/8 in. (11 cm.)
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Cf. Spanish Glass in the Hermitage (St. Petersburg, n.d.), nos. 151 and 152.
King Carlos IV, who reigned intermittently during the Napoleonic invasion of Spain, is perhaps best known from his portraits by Goya.
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