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TWO FULDA WHITE AND GILT PORTRAIT COFFEE-CUPS AND SAUCERS

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PERIOD: 18th century

TWO FULDA WHITE AND GILT PORTRAIT COFFEE-CUPS AND SAUCERS CIRCA 1780, BLUE CROWNED FF MARKS, IMPRESSED X AND RI MARKS, ONE SAUCER WITH IMPRESSED K MARK Each with an arched angular handle, the bodies applied with low-relief white biscuit busts, the first with a bearded philosopher in profile to the right, wearing a plumed hat, fur edged coat and a crucifix, the second with a philosopher in profile to the left, each within circular raised beaded cartouches and gilt bands enclosed by laurel garlands, below a band of overlapping cell-pattern, with scattered gilt sprigs, within gilt line rims (very slight wear to gilding) (2) Provenance The first, anon., sale Sotheby's Zürich, 1st June 1994, lot 211. Lot Notes See Christoph Fritzsche and Gregor Karl Stasch, Hochfürstlich Fuldische Porzellainmanufaktur 1764-1789 (Fulda, 1994), p. 167,

PRIX: $5000

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