JOHANN GEORGE HOSSAUER 1794 Berlin 1874)
Commemoration goblet of the celebration »Zauber
der Weissen Rose« (Magic of the White
Graphite, water- and body colour, sheet: ca. 600 x 444 mm.
Signed and datet: "George Hossauer den 10 ten Juli 1830."
On vellum bearing watermark: "J.WHATMAN 1829"
Provenance: French noble family
At the occasion of the visit and birthday of tsarina Alexandra
Feodorowna, the eldest daughter of the Prussian king Frederik
William III, a commemoration, entiteled "Zauber der Weißen Rose",
took place in Potsdam. In rememberance of this event, in which all
noble families of Prussia participated, the Berlin goldsmith Johann
George Hossauer created a silver goblet with the escutcheons in
enamel. The design was invented by Karl F. Schinkel. Until 1831
three specimen were manufactured.
Literature on Hossauer:
Melitta Jonas, Gold und Silber für den König - Johann George
Hossauer (1794 - 1874) Goldschmidt Sr. Majestät des Königs, Berlin
1998. See pages 124 - 134 for detailed information and illustrations
on the commemoration goblet.