A Vienna porcelain cup and saucer with a depiction of Adelaide from Lotario
Of cylindrical form with original saucer. The bust of Adelaide depicted against a dramatic cloudy sky, the reverse with alternating striped decor Blue bindenschild mark, year stamp 99 (saucer) and 800 (cup), indistinct painter's mark (possibly 11), dreher's number 47 (cup) for Mathias Schwaiger.
Imperial Porcelain Manufactory under Konrad von Sorgenthal, 1800, possibly painted by Karl Herzer.
This piece almost certainly depicts one of the principal scenes from Handel's opera in which Adelaide (Adelheid of Burgundy) is forced to choose between the poisioned chalice and the knife.
Viennese private collection.