A Vienna transparent-enamelled and gilt Ranftbecher with playing cards, by Anton Kothgasser, circa 1825-30
Lot 66
A Vienna transparent-enamelled and gilt Ranftbecher with playing cards, by Anton Kothgasser, circa 1825-30
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,212) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Vienna transparent-enamelled and gilt Ranftbecher with playing cards, by Anton Kothgasser, circa 1825-30
The waisted cylindrical form painted with thirty-two scattered overlapping playing-cards on a chocolate-brown ground, one card bearing the Government Duty stamp containing a cryptic signature and the date 1824, below a gilt line rim, the gilt everted base cut with palisade flutes, 12cm high inscribed Dr K ATOND MIM 1824

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Christie's, 24 February 1981, lot 228

    Exhibited:
    Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, 'Gold und Farbe', 19 April - 12 August 2012, no.42

    Literature:
    Paul von Lichtenberg, Mohn and Kothgasser (bilingual, 2009), pl.301
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