A fine North Bohemian engraved triple-portrait goblet by Dominik Biemann, Franzensbad, dated 1849
Lot 67
A fine North Bohemian engraved triple-portrait goblet by Dominik Biemann, Franzensbad, dated 1849
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 63,052) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine North Bohemian engraved triple-portrait goblet by Dominik Biemann, Franzensbad, dated 1849
Signed, the slightly flared cylindrical bowl with three raised oval medallions, each decorated with an intaglio bust portrait of a child to dexter, set on a an hexagonal stem and foot, inscribed on the base Franzensbad 1849. 15.4cm high, signed B on one of the portraits

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    A Lady of Title, sold at Sotheby's, 3 December 1979, lot 221


    Exhibited:
    On loan to Heide Hübner, Würzburg, for her exhibition, 1988
    Landesmuseum Joanneum (today: Universalmuseum Joanneum), Graz and Stiftung museum kunst palast (today: Museum Kunstpalast), Düsseldorf, 2004-2005, 'Glasgravuren des Biedermeier, Dominik Biemann und Zeitgenossen, 1800-1860'

    Literature:
    Sabine Baumgärtner, 'Unbekannte Gläser aus drei Privatsammlungen', Weltkunst, Nr.19 (1988), p.2822ff
    Kurt Pittrof, Dominik Biemann (1993), p.95, I.73
    Paul von Lichtenberg, Glasgravuren des Biedermeier (2004), p.135, no.103

    For a full discussion of this goblet see von Lichtenberg, op.cit. (2004), pp.135-137.
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