31 March 2008
TWO GOTHA TOPOGRAPHICAL COFFEE-CANS AND SAUCERS
CIRCA 1800, ENAMELLED BLACK SCRIPT G MARKS TO FIRST, IMPRESSED H TO CUP, UNDERGLAZE BLUE SCRIPT G MARK TO SECOND, IMPRESSED X TO CUP AND 2 AND S TO SAUCER
The first painted with a views in rectangular black line and gilt band cartouches, the can with Gotha, the saucer with Da Sternwarte Seeberg., gilt band rims (slight wear to gilding and titles); the second painted in shades of sepia named below in dark-brown script, the can with Wartburg an der Strasfe von Vach., the saucer with Gotha von der Nordseite., gilt band rims (cup with rim chip and wear to rim, areas of wear to well of saucer, further slight wear) (2)
Anon., sale Metz Heidelberg, 19th October 1991, lot 3.
Anon., sale Lempertz, Cologne, 23rd May 1992, lot 636.
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See Michael Newman, Die deutschen Porzellan-Manufakturen im 18. Jahrhundert (Brunswick, 1977), Vol. II, p. 203, pl. 117 for a coffee-can and saucer with identical views (showing the building on the saucer at a different time of day).
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