A pair of Bohemian enamelled topographical goblets and covers, circa 1835-40
Lot 44
A pair of Bohemian enamelled topographical goblets and covers, circa 1835-40
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 33,164) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of Bohemian enamelled topographical goblets and covers, circa 1835-40
With cylindrical ruby-stained bowls with deeply-cut petal-shaped frill bases, above octagonal stems with cut clear collars and ruby-stained scalloped feet, the pagoda covers part ruby-stained and also with deeply cut petal rims, the bowls both set with a rectangular panel painted in opaque-white and richly gilded with titled views in Hamburg, the city scenes featuring the Baumhaus and the Alster Arcade und Jungferntig, the reverses cut with a viewing lens, the pale ruby ground richly gilt with birds among branches hung with blue-enamelled berries and golden foliage, with other borders of gilt scrollwork, 41.5cm high (4)

Footnotes

  • The views in Hamburg are closely related to a series of etchings by Anton Radl published about 1825. Most topographical views on Bohemian glass were cut by engravers to supply a thriving tourist trade. Enamelled and gilded views are rarely seen, especially on larger presentation goblets. A goblet gilded with views in Carlsbad is in the Passau Glasmuseum, see Georg Höltl, Das Böhmische Glas 1700-1950, vol.2 Empire-Biedermeier, p.178, fig.263
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