A Vienna cabinet plate, circa 1824
Lot 213
A Vienna cabinet plate by Joseph Nigg, circa 1824
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,505) inc. premium
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A Vienna cabinet plate by Joseph Nigg, circa 1824
Painted by Joseph Nigg with a still-life depicting a flower bouquet in a vase resting on a marble ledge, foliage, drapery and trees in the distance, signed 'Nigg' lower left, the burnished gilt rim reserved with a tooled border of foliate scrollwork around the well, 24.4cm diam., shield mark in underglaze-blue, impressed date code 824 and 46, incised M (some tiny losses to gilding)


  • Josef Nigg (1782-1863) was one of the Vienna factory's most accomplished flower painters. He was active from 1800 to 1843, though his best work is considered to have been between 1820-40. With a handful of exceptions, he painted only flower still-lives, mostly of his own invention. See E. Sturm-Becnarczyk / C. Jobst, Viennese Porcelain of the Neo-Classical Period (2000), ills. 190-196 for flower compositions on plaques, and p. 173 for a similar cabinet plate.
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