Lot 405: A KPM BLUE-GROUND TOPOGRAHICAL PART TEA SERVICE
CIRCA 1830 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: each piece finely painted on both sides or in the center with a gilt-edged and tooled panel depicting a view in Germany, titled on the underside, the blue border further embellished with gilt foliate scrolls, the interior of the cups richly gilt, comprising (with corresponding titles):
a teapot and cover: Niederwald Denkmal and Stolzenfels
a coffee pot and cover: Dom in Aachen and Dom in Cöln
a hot milk jug and cover: Gadesberg and Oberlahnstein
a sugar bowl and cover: Rheinfels and Caub u. Pfalz
two cups: Baden Baden and Heidelberg; Wiesbaden and Ems.
two saucers: Bingen and Rüdesheim; Coblenz and Mainz
and two plates: Nonnenwerth and Rheineck
sceptre marks in underglaze-blue, red printed orb over KPM mark, black script titles. 14 pieces.
All in good condition except: The teapot cover: has been broken in half and restored back; the finial of this cover has been off and restored back with an associated pinhead chip.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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