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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    A GERMAN SILVER-GILT AND PORCELAIN TRAVELLING DESSERT SERVICE

    THE SILVER-GILT WITH THE MARK GOTTFRIED JAKOB MAYR, AUGSBURG, 1729-1730, THE PORCELAIN BY MEISSEN

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    A GERMAN SILVER-GILT AND PORCELAIN TRAVELLING DESSERT SERVICE
    THE SILVER-GILT WITH THE MARK GOTTFRIED JAKOB MAYR, AUGSBURG, 1729-1730, THE PORCELAIN BY MEISSEN
    Comprising: twelve dessert-spoons, twelve dessert-forks and twelve dessert-knives, the spoons each with reeded border and trefoil scroll top, the reverse finely chased with Chinese figures with scroll surrounds, the three-pronged forks and scimitar bladed knives each with ferrules chased with animals and birds and gilt heightened porcelain cannon handles painted in the imari palette with under glaze blue scrolls, iron-red flowerheads and green leaves, enriched in gilding and with a button terminal, the spoons and forks each marked on the back, the knives apparently unmarked, contained in a contemporary fitted shell shaped black leather case with a fitted green silk interior
    the case 19 in. (48.5 cm.) wide
    the spoons 20 oz. (626 gr.) (36)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 40-81)