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JOHANN GEORGE HOSSAUER 1794 Berlin 1874)

Commemoration goblet of the celebration »Zauber der Weissen Rose« (Magic of the White Rose)

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.

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