Oktoberfest München — 2007

Description: Stoneware, transfer, 1.0L, relief pewter lid or unlidded.
Artist: Alexander Heininger and Ursula Kölle (Munich, Germany)
Manufacturer: Rastal

The lid relief depicts Mariana Marchesa Florenzi (1802-1870) and is the fourth in a series taken from the Schönheitengalerie (Gallery of Beauties), thirty-six portraits of beautiful women gathered by Bavarian King Ludwig I in the southern pavilion of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, where they remain on display today. Ludwig met the Marchesa Florenzi during a visit to Italy in 1821, after which they became lifetime friends, exchanging thousands of letters and meeting on a regular basis. Original portrait by court painter Joseph Karl Stieler.

Price Ranges
Lidded: $25-$40
Unlidded: $15-$25


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