Antique enamelled Bohemian glass cup after Kothgasser

After Kothgasser, Anton (Austrian, 1769-1851)

£1,500

This fine antique glass cup has been decorated in the simple, elegant Biedermeier style popular in Central Europe in the early 19th Century.

 

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Description

The cup is of cylindrical shape and is set on a round cut glass base. The body of the glass is colourless and features enamelled decorations on its front, including a central depiction of three playing cards, consisting of a Jack, a King, and a Queen, from left to right. Around the body of the glass there is a gilt inscription reading 'Leur union est notre force' (translating as 'their union is our strength'). There are gilt bands around the rim and base of the glass, and a finely detailed band with foliate decorations around the top of the cup.

The glass cup has been decorated after Anton Kothgasser (Austrian, 1769-1851) and a similar example is currently held as part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Details

Artist / Maker
After Kothgasser, Anton (Austrian, 1769-1851)
Country of Origin
Bohemian
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Biedermeier
Material
Cut Glass, Enamel, Gilt, Glass
Colour
Clear, Gold

Dimensions

Height
12 cm / 4.7 inches
Diameter
8 cm / 3.1 inches

Reference:
013015

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