An important Berlin KPM porcelain cup with a portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm III and saucer with a view of Ludwig Catel's Orangery

An important Berlin KPM porcelain cup with a portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm III and saucer with a view of Ludwig Catel's Orangery

Kyathos form model with original saucer. Decorated with a bust in a gilt surround upon gilt ivy tendrils on pale blue ground. The saucer painted with a view of a Neo-Gothic building in a park, inscribed "Erfunden und gebaut von L. Catel." Blue sceptre mark, brown astrological symbol of Mars, impressed marks.
Circa 1815 - 20.

Ludwig or Louis Catel (1776 - 1819) was the brother of the more well-known painter, a pupil of Friedrich Gilly and a gifted architect and ingenieur. The number of buildings which he planned and carried out is not yet known with certainty. He was generally commissioned for the design of functional buildings, plasterwork interiors, and architectural sculpture.

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The portrait of the King follows an engraving by Theodor Vincenz Poll, Augsburg, circa 1815.

Lot 301 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 9.000 €

Result:
6.250 €