A Vienna cabinet cup and saucer, circa 1804, painted by Kothgasser (two rim chips to saucer)
Lot 216
A Vienna cabinet cup and saucer, circa 1804
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
Lot Details
A Vienna cabinet cup and saucer, circa 1804
Painted by Anton Kothgasser with five cherubs' heads floating amongst purple clouds, two looking towards the rays of sunshine breaking through, one looking sideways, another with his eyes cast downwards and another looking out to the viewer with bright blue eyes, set in an octagonal gilt frame, the saucer and reverse of the cup decorated with an interlinking sharply serrated pattern in white and solid gold, the white parts with abstract foliate scrollwork, the gold band with an intricate scrollwork pattern between two red bands, saucer: 13.5cm diam, cup 6cm high, shield marks in underglaze-blue, both pieces with painter's number 96 in red, impressed date numerals 804 to both, the cup also impressed 47, the saucer 51 (two small chips to under-rim of the saucer) (2)

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the scene on the cup is taken from a painting of 'Heads of Angels: Miss Frances Gordon' after Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), now in the Tate Gallery, London
  1. Nette Megens
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