A Berlin KPM porcelain cup and saucer with views of Windsor Castle

A Berlin KPM porcelain cup and saucer with views of Windsor Castle

Cylindrical form on claw feet. The lower half of the cup painted with a continuous view of the castle, the rim of the saucer with vedutas in four trapezoid reserves. Blue sceptre mark, red imperial orb mark, impressed nos.
1832 - 37.

Provenance

Sotheby´s London, 8th July 1997, lot 101.

Literature

Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 96. The views on the saucer are based on lithographs by William Westall which were published in London in 1831. They depict "York and Lancaster Towers", "St. George´s Gate", "The Quadrangle" and "The Round Tower" in the state of construction after the renovation by the architect Jeffry Wyattville that was approved by parliament in 1824 and carried out in the subsequent years. Wittwer suggests that this cup may have been a gift of the Prussian King to one of the architects involved in the construction of Babelsberg.

Exhibitions

Raffinesse & Eleganz - Königliche Porzellane des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts aus einer amerikanischen Privatsammlung, Berlin, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Schloss Charlottenburg, 28th July - 4th November 2007
Die Sammlung Cohen. Porzellane der grossen Manufakturen 1800 - 1840. Wien, Liechtenstein Museum, 16th November 2007 - 11th February 2008
Refinement & Elegance - Early 19th-Century Royal Porcelain from an American private collection, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9th September 2008 - 19th April 2009

Lot 94 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €