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German Porcelain Topographical Cup and Saucer, c. 1800

$ 750
  • Description
    German porcelain topographical cup and saucer, the cup painted with a view of Munich, the saucer with a view of the Nymphenburg palace.

    The overglaze "L S" to the bottom of each piece is probably the mark of an independent painter, called a hausmaler. In Germany, from the 17th through the 19th centuries, these artisans bought undecorated ceramics and painted them in their own studios. The quality of hausmalerei was often first rate, as seen here with these detailed renderings of Munich and Nymphenburg, probably copied from engravings.
  • More Information
    Origin: Germany
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Porcelain
    Condition: Fair. Minor rubbing to the saucer; star crack to the bottom of the cup, as visible in the photos.
    Creation Date: 1800
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Empire, Neoclassical
    Dealer Reference #: 9113759
    Incollect Reference #: 391897
  • Dimensions
    H. 2.5 in; Diam. 5.25 in;
    H. 6.35 cm; Diam. 13.34 cm;
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