A rare Dresden transparent-enamelled topographical beaker, by Gottlob Mohn, circa 1811-12
Lot 62
A rare Dresden transparent-enamelled topographical beaker, by Gottlob Mohn, circa 1811-12
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 27,285) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Dresden transparent-enamelled topographical beaker, by Gottlob Mohn, circa 1811-12
Signed, the cylindrical form painted with a titled view of Dresden, the square with the Hofkirche and bridge over the Elbe, within a black rectangular line panel edged in dots, the reverse with a transfer-printed map entitled TEUTSCHLAND., below a band of oak leaves and acorns, the rim with amber-staining, 9.6cm high, inscribed G.Mohn fec.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Fritz Biemann Collection, Zürich

    Exhibited:
    Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 'Gold und Farbe', 2012, pl.11

    Literature:
    Brigitte Klesse and Axel von Saldern, 500 Jahre Glaskunst (1978), no.174
    Paul von Lichtenberg, Mohn and Kothgasser (bilingual, 2009), pp.205-206, pls.106a,b,c,


    Although maps of Saxony are occasionally depicted on the reverse of Gottlob Mohn's beakers the present lot is the only known example with a map of Germany.
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