A Viennese transparent-enamelled and part-amber stained and gilt Ranftbecher with portrait of a boy, by Gottlob Mohn, Vienna, circa 1817
Lot 63
A Viennese transparent-enamelled and part-amber stained and gilt Ranftbecher with the figure of a boy, by Gottlob Mohn, Vienna, circa 1817
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 23,658) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Viennese transparent-enamelled and part-amber stained and gilt Ranftbecher with portrait of a boy, by Gottlob Mohn, Vienna, circa 1817
A Viennese transparent-enamelled and part-amber stained and gilt Ranftbecher with the figure of a boy, by Gottlob Mohn, Vienna, circa 1817
The waisted cylindrical form flaring to the rim, decorated with an oval cartouche enclosing the figure of a boy in page's costume with a violet cap, holding a sheet of music entitled Menuetts in his left hand, all within a rectangular frame with gilt lyres and scroll to the corners, inscribed below Zum Andenken des 29ten Jan:1817. von deinen dich liebenden Vater., the gilt rim with band of stylised leaves and rosettes in gilding, above an everted foot cut with palisade flutes, the base cut with a star, 11cm high, signed below the portrait M.f.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Eugenie and Ernst Herzfelder Collection, sold at the 394th Kunstauktion Dorotheum, Vienna, 15-19 April 1929, lot 338
    The Beck Collection, sold at Sotheby's, 23 November 1964, lot 148
    The Helfried Krug Collection, sold at Sotheby's, 15 November 1982, part 3, lot 516

    Exhibited:
    Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie (today: MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst) Vienna, 1922, no.127
    Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 2012, 'Gold und Farbe', no.22

    Literature:
    Hermann Trenkwald, Gläser des Klassizismus der Empire- und Biedermeierzeit (1922), no.127
    G.E.Pazaurek, Gläser der Empire und-Biedermeierzeit (1923), p.179
    Brigitte Klesse, Glassammlung Helfried Krug (1965), p.328-329, no.383
    Paul von Lichtenberg, Mohn und Kothgasser (2009), p.247, pl.152 and p.255, note 309

    The present lot comes from a group of glasses painted with theatrical figures. According to Paul von Lichtenberg, the signature M f within the oval on the front of the stage floor is most unusual. Mohn left himself with no area undecorated.
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