Two Berlin KPM porcelain cups with portraits of musicians

Two Berlin KPM porcelain cups with portraits of musicians

With rectangular reserves containing portraits of Nicolò Paganini and François Hubert Prume, the centres of the saucers inscribed with the names Ole Bull and François Hubert Prume. The interiors of the cups gilt. Blue sceptre mark with KPM, red imperial orb mark.
Ca. 1840.

Niccolò Paganini (1728 - 1840) played his first concert in Berlin on 4th March 1829. No artist performing at the opera house before him had illicited such a euphoric response in his audience. François Prume (1816 - 1849) was one of the most famous violinists in Belgium. He held a professorship at the Liège Conservatorium for 17 years, played together with Franz Liszt, and received the honorary title "Court virtuoso of the Duke of Gotha".

Lot 256 Dα

Estimate:
1.200 € - 1.500 €