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Lot 0168
the large cup with portraits of Prince Friedrich of Prussia within a gilt frame engraved with the title 'A.R. Le Prince Frederick', a portrait of King William I of the Netherlands and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, also with a gilt frame entitled in ciselé gilt 'Sa Majesté Guillaume Ier', and with a portrait of the future William II of the Netherlands, identified in ciselé gilt as 'S.A. le Prince d'Orange', all reserved against an unusual black ground, finely decorated with gilt anthemia and scrolls, the cup with raised, scrolling handle, the saucer with conforming decoration. Apparently unmarked. Height of cup at handle: 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm); Dia. of saucer: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) . The portraits on this fine cabinet cup celebrate Russia's allies and her role in Dutch history: in 1813 Alexander I and the Russian Army helped to expel the French from the Netherlands and restore William (who had been living in Prussia in exile) to the throne. The Prince of Orange, the future William II, married Alexander's younger sister, Anna Pavlovna, in 1816, further cementing the Russian-Dutch alliance.

This Jasper52 auction is curated in partnership with John Atzbach, a leading authority in the field of Russian works of art made in and representing the tastes of the late Imperial era (late 17th century to the 1917 Revolution).

He was introduced to the subject at the age of 9, when a neighbor, recognizing his interest, allowed him to examine her collection of Russian enamels. He was immediately intrigued and spent the next several years learning all that he could about Russian silver and enamels, honing his knowledge before he began collecting them himself, fulfilling a childhood dream.

With a lifetime of knowledge in Russian decorative arts, John Atzbach is regularly consulted by collectors, dealers, appraisers, and auction house representatives from around the world. He has been directly involved in the formation of some of the world's finest collections of Russian enamels, Russian porcelains, and Faberge. He greatly enjoys his work and feels very fortunate that his childhood interest could evolve into a lifelong passion that continues to engage him every day.

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  • Condition

    Some small wear consistent with age and use.

    Buyer's Premium

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    Porcelain cabinet cup & saucer, possibly Paris, c 1815

    Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Dec 18, 2016