A Lauenstein engraved goblet commemorating Sophie Charlotte of Great Britain and Hanover, circa 1761-70
Lot 22
A Lauenstein engraved goblet commemorating Sophie Charlotte of Great Britain and Hanover, circa 1761-70
£1,000 - 1,400
US$ 1,700 - 2,400
Lot Details
A Lauenstein engraved goblet commemorating Sophie Charlotte of Great Britain and Hanover, circa 1761-70
The thistle-shaped bowl engraved with a rococo scroll cartouche surmounted by a crown and flanked by a crowned lion and a unicorn, inscribed with the initial cipher SCR, the bowl with a solid teared base and baluster stem cut with diamond faceting, on a domed and folded foot, the rim gilt, 22.7cm high (crizzled)

Footnotes

  • The cipher SCR was used in Hanover by the Electress, Sophie Charlotte (1744-1818). As the wife and consort of George III, in Britain she was known as Queen Charlotte and the cipher CR was occasionally used. A Lauenstein goblet engraved with double ciphers CS and GR III was sold in these rooms 14 November 2007, lot 22. This had been given by George III to his daughter, Princess Mary. A Lauenstein covered goblet with a similar cipher SCR remained in the collections of the Royal House of Hanover and was included in Sotheby's sale at Schloss Marienburg, 5-15 October 2005, lot 1052.
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