A large Berlin KPM porcelain cup and saucer with views of Charlottenhof.

A large Berlin KPM porcelain cup and saucer with views of Charlottenhof.

Decorated with two gilt framed views of Charlottenhof palace reserved on a faux lapis lazuli ground. The interior of the cup gilt. Blue sceptre mark, red imperial orb mark, blue painter's mark, impressed numbers. Diameter of saucer 16.8 cm.
Ca. 1825.

The small palace of Charlottenburg was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel after a Roman villa and built in 1826-1829 on the grounds of a former farm house. The edifice was commissioned by Crown Prince Frederick William and he was able to contribute many of his own ideas to its design. This cup shows the palace and grounds shortly after its completion.

Provenance

Sotheby's auction "Property from the Royal House of Hanover", 9.10.2005, lot 2395.

Literature

The motif on the cup after an anonymous ink drawing, illus. in cat.: "Raffinesse & Eleganz", Munich 2007, p. 374.

Lot 186 Dα

Estimate:
2.500 € - 3.500 €

Result:
5.952 €