Description: painted with oval medallions enclosing classical busts
en grisaille, within wreaths entwined with puce ribbon tied above with a bow, with scattered gilded sprigs, gilt-edged rims, comprising a coffee pot and cover, teapot and a cover, milk jug and cover, tea caddy and cover, sugar dish, and five coffee cups and saucers,
crowned FF marks in underglaze-blue, impressed letter K,
Dimensions: the coffee pot 22.8cm., 9in. high
Condition Report: In overall good appearance. One saucer with a hairline crack to rim edge. Extended firing crack to lip terminal of milk jug. To coffee pot, restoration to lower terminal of handle and area of footrim, the cover finial restored and possibly an area of restoration to rim. Faint hairline crack to rim of spoon tray. Two coffee cup handles restored, another with the lower tip of the handle restored. The teapot with body crack, the cover perhaps Meissen porcelain, flat chip to underside and finial restored.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Chistophe Fritzsche and Gregor Stasch,
Hochfürstlich Fuldische Porzellainmanufaktur 1764-1789, Fulda, 1994, p. 157, 41, the sugar dish.
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