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Lot 271: A DRESDEN TWENTY-SEVEN PIECE PARCEL GILT AND GREEN GROUND PORCELAIN COFFEE SERVICE, BY RICHARD KLEMM, GERMAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY,

Simpson Galleries, LLC

October 1, 2022
Houston, TX, US

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Description

A DRESDEN TWENTY-SEVEN PIECE PARCEL GILT AND GREEN GROUND PORCELAIN COFFEE SERVICE, BY RICHARD KLEMM, GERMAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, a gift from President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones, a porcelain coffee service for twelve and each piece hand painted in colors with reserves of courting couples in 18th century attire, framed by raised gilt leafy branches within an apple green ground and reversing to an underside with overglaze blue crowned "RK / Dresden / Germany," comprising twelve petal rimmed coffee cups with twelve matching saucers, one tall lidded coffee pitcher, one two handled sugar bowl with lid, and one cream pitcher, the coffee pitcher height: 8 1/2", width: 5 1/2", depth: 3 1/2". Note: This porcelain coffee set was a gift to Mr. & Mrs. Jesse H. Jones from the President and First Lady Woodrow Wilson. It is interesting to note that Mr. Jones returned to Houston in 1919 after having served as Director General of Military Relief for the American Red Cross during World War I (1914-1918). By December of 1920 he married Mary Gibbs, a native of Mexia, Texas. This porcelain set's blue factory marks are from the late 19th century/early 20th century and combined with the painted subject of 18th century style courting couples, as well as being a gift to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones (not just Mr. Jones), points to the probability that it was a wedding gift to the newlyweds for their December 1920 nuptials.   Provenance: Property from the Jesse H. Jones and Houston Endowment Collection, all proceeds to benefit the Houston Food Bank.

Condition Report

Some light gilding wear, and a few pieces have tiny scratches, otherwise no discernible issues. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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Shipping

**SIMPSON GALLERIES, LLC. DOES NOT PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES OR SHIPPING QUOTES.**
Shipping may be secured through -
The UPS Store: [email protected] 713-781-5651,
PACK-N-SEND: [email protected] 713-266-1450,
ACTS Crating and Transportation Services: [email protected] 713-869-2269,
NAVIS Pack & Ship: [email protected] 713-352-3038,
BGX Couriers: [email protected] 803-563-7669,
or the shipper of your choice.

We are open for shipper pick-up Tuesday - Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm or by appointment.

Buyer's Premium

A premium of 27% of the purchaser's bid will be added and is payable as part of the total price. This premium is inclusive of the 5% premium charged by the online auction facilitator (i.e. Invaluable).