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A set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, Vienna, circa 1725-1730© Galerie Kugel

Provenance-Empress Maria Theresa (1717-80);
-Brandýs Castle, Brandýs nad Labem (Brandeis an der Elbe), near Prague, by ca. 1918;
-Dr. Quido Szopkó, Southern Slovakia, acquired ca. 1920, thence by descent;
-Sold by the descendants of the above after 1993.

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An inscription at the bottom of this small agate cup contained within the Japanese lacquer casket reads, “de la cassette de thé/ de l’Impératrice/ Marie Thérèse”. © Galerie Kugel

The casket contains three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks, of the same type that were often awarded as presents or prizes by Emperor Charles VI.

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A Japanese lacquer casket produced for the European market containing a set of three gold-mounted du Pasquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup made in Vienna circa 1725-1730© Galerie Kugel