Covered cup and saucer. Artist: Anton Kothgasser (Austrian, 1769-1851); Date: ca. 1800; Medium: Hard-paste porcelain; Dimensions: Cup: h. 10.6 cm;

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Covered cup and saucer. Artist: Anton Kothgasser (Austrian, 1769-1851); Date: ca. 1800; Medium: Hard-paste porcelain; Dimensions: Cup: h. 10.6 cm;
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Image ID: KP05K1
Covered cup and saucer. Artist: Anton Kothgasser (Austrian, 1769-1851); Date: ca. 1800; Medium: Hard-paste porcelain; Dimensions: Cup: h. 10.6 cm; saucer: diam. 14.6 cm; Classification: Ceramics-Porcelain; Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 / Catalogue Entry: A student of the portrait painter Friedrich Heinrich Füger at the Vienna Academy in 1781, Anton Kothgasser was employed by the porcelain factory as a painter of scenes in 1784, remaining until his retirement in 1840. From about 1811 to 1840 he also practiced, independently, as a glass painter. The impressed number 31 is that of the turner Paul Schwaiger (active 1798 - 1838). The source of the pictorial scenes is not identified, but the subject is a characteristic one for Kothgasser; a variant composition to that on the cup appears on a glass beaker by him,(1) and his glass repertoire typically included personifications of Friendship, Sadness, Veneration, and others.(2) Catalogue entry from: Clare Le Corbeiller. The Robert Lehman Collection. Decorative Arts, Vol. XV. Wolfram Koeppe, et al. New York: the museum in association with Princeton University Press, 2012, p. 185. NOTES: 1. Pazaurek, Gustav E. Gläser der Empire- und Biedermeierzeit. 2nd ed, 1976, fig. 181. Edited by Eugen von Philippovich. Braunschweig. 2. Ibid., p. 196; Marking: Marks: shield in underglaze blue on each (Vienna factory mark); impressed numbers 800 and 31 on cup; impressed number 86 or, more probably, 98, on saucer; painted number 96 in gold on each (painter´s mark); Provenance: H. Rothberger (?), Vienna