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Set of three Royal green glass beakers
€ 850
Set of three Royal green glass beakers
Engraved with the cipher of Princess Sophia-Albertina of Sweden
€ 850
Object N° 1186

The three green-tinted glass beakers, straight in shape with a circular base with cut sides, are engraved at the center of the monogram "SA" under the three crowns of the Royal Family of Sweden, in a beautiful oval cartouche surrounded by flowers and foliage.

Good condition.

German work for Sweden, late 18th - early 19th century.

H. 10.8 cm.

History

Sofia Albertina av Sverige (1753-1829), the fourth child of King Adolphe-Frédéric of Sweden and Queen Louise-Ulrique of Prussia, was, with her brother Prince Frederic-Adolphe, her mother's favorite.

She was named from 1767 to 1787 thanks to her maternal uncle Frederick II of Prussia, coadjutator of the Abbey of Quedlinbourg in Saxony-Anhalt. From 1818, although not from the new ruling Bernadotte dynasty, Princess Sophie-Albertine took its place in the new Court, being aware of being the last member of the Holstein-Gottorp dynasty. She participated in all official ceremonies with among others the privilege of crowning on June 19, 1823 Princess Joséphine de Leuchtenberg during her marriage with Crown Prince Oscar but above all she had the task of informing King Charles XIV John of Sweden (former Marshal Bernadotte) of the birth of his grandson Prince Charles on May 3, 1826.

Illustration

See above the painted portrait of Princess Sophie-Albertine by Roslin in 1775, preserved in the National Museum of Sweden (inv. NMDrh 44).