A Vienna royal service soup plate, circa 1798
Lot 212
A fine Vienna topographical soup plate, circa 1798
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,400 - 12,000
Lot Details
A fine Vienna topographical soup plate, circa 1798
The rim with three landscapes panels with figures, titled below in black 'Vue latérale du Temple de Mataponte dans le grand Greece', 'Pont rustique construit sur la petite Riviere de Sybaris' and 'Paysage du Crati, principal fleuve de Calabre citerieure', divided by gilt diamond-shaped panels tooled with foliage, enclosed by gilt foliate borders on a pale-yellow ground with demi-florets on a brown-ground in the corners, tooled gilt borders to the rims, a gilt floral border around the edge of the rim, 24.8cm, shield mark in underglaze-blue, impressed date code 98 and 5 (tiny spots of flaking to enamels)


  • Provenance:
    Luise Hofmann Collection, sold in these Rooms, 16 May 2007, lot 127

    Based on engravings by Desprez and Chastelet illustrating 'Voyage Pittoresque ou déscription des Royaumes de Naples et de Sicilie' by St Non, published in Paris between 1781-85. This monumental work consisted of five volumes with 542 engraving and was much used as a source for the Vienna factory. Two other plates from the service in the Museen der Mobiliendepots in Vienna are illustrated by E. Sturm-Bednarczyk / C. Jobst, Viennese Porcelain of the Neo-classical Period (2000), nos. 128 and 129 (dated 1803-1807); similar plates were made with views of Switzerland and Vienna. Another example is illustrated by A. Fay-Halle and B. Mundt, 19th Century European Porcelain (1983), p. 61, fig. 79.
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