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Gotha Iburg Scene Cup

This is a cup made by Gotha in the early 19th century. The piece has a polychrome hand painted scene in the front including a castle in the center surrounded by greenery and some other small buildings. It shows why Gotha is the best of the Thuringia makers! The rectangular scene is surrounded by a black and gold frame and is signed under it Iburg in black. Iburg is a castle / former Benedictine abbey in Bad Iburg, Germany which was the seat of the Prince Bishop of Osnabrück from 1100 till 1673. It is also notable as the birthplace of Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia. Some more gold trim around the foot and top as well as the inside top and handle which has a nice lion face to the top as shown. The piece is in great condition with a little wear to the gilding - mainly on the inside and a shallow chip to the underside foot which shows a tiny bit from the side. The cup is marked underneath with the script black Gotha mark they used during this period. The piece is 3.25 inches in diameter plus the handle which sticks out about 0.625 inches and 4.375 inches tall including the handle. The cup matches perfectly with my Reinhardbrunn saucer from the same period! Please email me for more information or photos.

Price is $399
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