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Lot 341: A COMPREHENSIVE ''CORNUCOPIA’ HEREND PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
December 4, 2016
Woollahra, AustraliaLive Auction
A COMPREHENSIVE ''CORNUCOPIA'' HEREND PORCELAIN DINNER SERVICE
Comprising 257 pieces with an extensive selection of extras including; rare commissioned tureens, serving dishes of various sizes & others, together with a matching custom made set of Irish linen, hand cut and embroidered with coronet by the Nuns of Madeira. Please request a condition report for a full inventory of pieces.
Retail price paid $170,000
Notes; Borrowing just a handful of motifs from the Orient, the masters of Herend conjured this design inspired by the fairyland world of Arabian Knights this ''Cornucopia'' replete also with cultural associations convey prodigal abundance. Perhaps why the service is a favourite with the Shah of Persia
A Private Collection, Sydney
The service comprising; 2 x twin condiment dishes, 1 x pickle dish, 1 x butter dish & cover, 2 x reticulated bowls [one with handle], 1 x twin handled circular serving dish, 2 x square twin handled serving dishes, 1 x meat dish, 2 x serving platters with bows, 1 x vase, 1 x comport, 1 x footed dish, 1 x oval serving fish with grazy boat & figural lid, 1 x fish platter, 1 x sandwich platter, 6 x tureens [various sizes] with lids [both figural & roses], 2 x coffee pots with lids, 2 x teapots [large & small] with lids, 1 x hot chocolate pot, 3 x graduated jugs, 16 x soup bowls, 8 x large dinner plates, 10 x starter/entree plates, 12 x bread plates, 7 x side plates, 8 x medium reticulated serving plates, 9 x small reticulated serving plates, 1 x double sided serving dish, 11 x twin handles chocolate cups with saucers, 4 x large shallow tea cups with saucers, 8 x standard tea cups with saucers, 8 x coffee cups with saucers, 8 x large tea cups with saucers, 3 x spare saucerS.
CONDITION: In very good condition. The client only used for display purposes. Butter dish with small chip to inside rim under the cover. One tureen with restored rose stem on handle.
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