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Lot 85: 9 Pieces from the Swan Service, Meissen, 2nd H. 20 C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Porcelain, polychrome and gold painting
Porcelain Factory Meissen, second half 20th century
Model: Johann J. Kaendler (1706-1775) and Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1695-1749), 1736-1741
Each with underglaze blue crossed sword marks, painter signets, model and bossier numbers, as well as a date code
9 pieces from the Swan Service with floral décor, polychrome painted handles and knobs
1 mocha pot, 1 sugar bowl, 1 creamer, 4 mocha cups with saucers and 2 cake plates
Height of the mocha pot: 18.9 cm
The coffee service is in very good condition. (bde)
Since 1733 Cabinet Minister in the service of August III, Heinrich von Brühl gained the permission to the unlimited and free manufacture of porcelain in 1737. In an about five years work, the largest service of the 18th century was produced by order of the count. An etching by Wenceslaus Holland served the modelers Kaendler, Ehder and Eberlein as a model. The relief decoration of the circa 2200-pieces service features mythological themes and motifs of the flora and the fauna. All motifs are related to the element of water.
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