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A BERLIN GOLD-GROUND DATED ROYAL PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER

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PERIOD: 19th Century

A BERLIN GOLD-GROUND DATED ROYAL PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER 1819, BLUE SCEPTRE MARKS, GILDER'S AND PAINTER'S MARKS, THE CUP WITH PRESSNUMMER 10 AND I, THE SAUCER WITH PRESSNUMMER 9 Of large size, the cup with a loop handle, the front with an oval portrait medallion of the infant Prince George, later George V King of Hanover, within a square gilt panel with burnished palmettes against a broad band of flowers between gilt ciselé bands with arches enclosing foliage, the interior richly gilt, the saucer with a central gilt medallion inscribed George born 27 May 1819 against a ground of spiralling lily-of-the-valley, within a similar gilt border, the underside with a gilt band The saucer 6 11/16 in. (17 cm.) diam. Lot Notes George V (1819-1878) was born in Berlin and was the last King of the House of Hanover. He was first cousin to Queen Victoria of Britain, and also became the Duke of Cumberland. A similar cup and saucer was sold in Session 10 of Sotheby's sale of Works of Art from the Royal House of Hanover, Schloss Marienburg, on 9th October 2005, lot 2359.

PRIX: $10000

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