4 June 2008,
Price realised GBP 4,250
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A Vienna gold-ground topographical cabinet plate, 1818, blue shield mark, impressed date code and 30, tilted in black script, the frame 19th Century
Painted by Schufrid with a view named on the reverse in black script, Vue de la ville de Vienna prise du château du Bélvédére., with promenading figures before fountains in gardens, signed, within a rectangular canted cartouche and a ciselé garland of ivy, the border edged with a band of ciselé foliage vitruvian scrolls between matt gilt bands, with carved wooden frame (some slight scratching to gilt boarder at 12, 1 and 10 o'clock)
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam.
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See Wilhelm Mrazek and Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Porzellain 1718 - 1864 (Austria, 1970), p. 179, pl. 697a, for a dejeuner tray painted by Schufrid with a similar view of the Schloss Belvedere.
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By repute a gift from the Archduke of Austria to Sir Thomas Lawrence and by descent in the family to the present owner.
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