A Berlin cup and saucer with a portrait of Queen Louise of Prussia
Lot 53
A Berlin pale-grey-ground portrait cup and saucer, circa 1810-13, and a Meissen Marcolini cup and saucer, late 18th century
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,679) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Berlin pale-grey-ground portrait cup and saucer, circa 1810-13, and a Meissen Marcolini cup and saucer, late 18th century
The Berlin cup applied with a biscuit profile bust of Queen Luise of Prussia, after Leonhard Posch, to dexter, on a gilt-ground oval medallion with vermiculé pattern, gilt inscription 'Sie lebt auf immer in den Herzen edler Menschen!', the rims reserved with gilt-edged borders painted with crimson flowers, gilt serpent handle, sceptre marks in underglaze-blue, the cup with - in blue enamel, various painters' marks and impressed numerals (restoration to handle and footrim of cup) the Meissen cup decorated with pastoral scenes under a stylised floral border, the rim with a double concentric band in brown and gold, crossed swords mark and asterisk in underglaze-blue, impressed I to both, the cup impressed 19 (4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Kahlenberg Collection

    Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776-1810) was the Queen consort of Prussia as the wife of King Frederick William III. She was much loved by her subjects, especially for standing up to Napoleon. After her death, her husband instituted the Order of Louise (Luisenorden) as a complementary decoration for the Iron Cross in 1814.
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  1. Nette Megens
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    United Kingdom
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