A Vienna chocolate cup with saucer decorated with a view of Budapest
Lot 217A
A Vienna topographical cup and saucer with a view of Budapest, circa 1835
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,210) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Vienna topographical cup and saucer with a view of Budapest, circa 1835
Decorated with a large rectangular cartouche of officers and military with their consorts on a hillside overlooking the river and Buda and Pest, the title to the base of the cup reading 'Vue des villes Bude et Pesth' in black script, the view set in a gilt cartouche tooled with foliage, the cup and saucer both with solid gold decoration and with a band of ivy on the rims, cup: 10cm including the handle, the saucer 16cm diam, both with faint impressed shield mark, date numbers '835' and ii in gold, (some rubbing to the gilding, mainly on the saucer) (2)

Footnotes

  • The source of the painting comes from an engraving by Hyrtl Jacob (1799-1868), entitled Ofen und Pest, circa 1832
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