A Vienna porcelain cup and saucer with a view of Mödling

A Vienna porcelain cup and saucer with a view of Mödling

Of cylindrical form with angular handle and original saucer. The display side painted with a view labelled "Vue de Mödling, vers la montagne." The reverse of the cup and the saucer painted with gilt ovals. Blue "bindenschild" mark, year stamp 809, grey 96., dreher's number 43 and additional marks.
Vienna, Imperial porcelain manufactory under Matthias Niedermayer, fired 1809, painted by Anton Kothgasser.

The Twinight Collection contains four Vienna porcelain cups attributed to the well-known glass and porcelain painter Anton Kothgasser (1769 - 1851). He was employed at the manufactory as of 1784 but in 1816 he officially gained the allowance to continue his glass painting activities at home. Around the year 1811 he learnt the technique of transparent painting from the young chemist and glass painter Gottlob Samuel Mohn (1789 - 1825), and he was able to use this knowledge to become the leading Vienna glass painter of the Biedermeier era. Interestingly, two of the cups in the Twinight Collection have a pale mimosa-yellow ground anticipating the glaze he later used on glass.

Provenance

Bourne End Auction Rooms London, 2nd February 2005, lot 61.

Literature

A similar cup by Kothgasser housed in the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna (cat. Prachtware, Vienna 2010, no. 9.6).
For more on Kothgasser cf.: Paul v. Lichtenberg, Mohn & Kothgasser Transparent bemaltes Biedermeierglas, Munich 2009, p. 268 ff.

Lot 136 Dα

Estimate:
2.000 € - 3.000 €

Result:
2.500 €