A goblet inscribed King of Prussia, 1757
Lot 29
An important commemorative goblet for the King of Prussia, dated 1757
Sold for £7,000 (US$ 11,891) inc. premium
Lot Details
An important commemorative goblet for the King of Prussia, dated 1757
The generous cup shaped bowl engraved with a portrait of Frederick the Great on horseback, after D-N Chodowiecki, the reverse with a shield cartouche of the Prussian Eagle, flanked by inscriptions 'FREDERIC.REX.AGED.47:1757:', and 'GOD.BLESS.THE.KING.OF.PRUSSIA.', on a plain stem and foot, 20.6cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    Hamilton Clements Collection
    Harrison Hughes Collection, sold at Sotheby's, 24 June 1963, lot 71
    Jeffrey Rose Collection, sold at Sotheby's 6 March 1978, lot 55
    Anthony Waugh Collection, sold at Sotheby's, 28 April 1980, lot 109

    Exhibited: Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1983-1994

    Literature: Joseph Bles, Rare English Glasses (1924), pl.95
    Simon Cottle, The Glass Cone, no.14, 1987, p.8 for a discussion of this glass and illustration of the source print, an engraving by Daniel-Nicolas Chodowiecki
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