A Berlin KPM porcelain cup and saucer with a faux cameo double-portrait

A Berlin KPM porcelain cup and saucer with a faux cameo double-portrait

"Glockenform" model with rosette handle and original saucer. The oval reserve painted to imitate a classical sardonyx cameo, depicting two staggered portraits in profile in a matte gilt frame with relief tendrils. Gilt tendrils to the reverse and saucer. Blue sceptre mark, brown imperial eagle mark, blue astrological symbol for Venus, incised II.
1823 - 32.

Provenance

Bonhams London, 6th July 2010, lot 261.

Literature

An identical double-portrait (Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm and the Bavarian Princess Elisabeth) can be seen on the well-known Nymphenburg vase with the date of the couple's marriage on 23rd September 1823 in the collection of the SPSG (inv. XII/2639) in:
Hantschmann, Nymphenburger Porzellan 1797 bis 1847, München-Berlin 1996, no. 184. Cf. also Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, illus. 99.
This raises the question as to whether the present work also depicts a Prussian royal couple.

Lot 36 Dα

Estimate:
2.000 € - 3.000 €

Result:
2.500 €