31 March 2008
TWO WÜRZBURG TEACUPS AND SAUCERS
CIRCA 1775, IMPRESSED W MARKS TO BOTH AND C.G. MARKS TO BOTH
The first painted with landscape cartouches in colours supported on gilt scroll half-cartouches, within panelled ozier-moulded borders (chip to rim of saucer, some wear); the second painted with puce oval medallions depicting figures before turreted buildings in river landscapes, within green petal-shaped cartouches and waved circular bands (cup with hairline crack extending from upper rim to lower handle terminal) (2)
By repute Thomas Beckhard, Frankfurt, 1938
Anon., sale Metz Heidelberg, 10th October 1989, lots 127 & 133
Anon., sale Neumeister, Münich, 22nd May 1996, lots 8 (for the first teacup and saucer) and 12 (for the second).
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Hans-Peter Trenschel and Ludwig Wamser, Würzburger Porzellan, Maninfränkisches Museum, Würzburg, 11th - 14th December 1986, Exhibition Catalogue (Würzburg, 1986), pls. 19 & 34.
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