25 October 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A MEISSEN TÊTE-À-TÊTE AFTER THE 'SWAN SERVICE'
20TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, VARIOUS IMPRESSED AND PAINTED NUMERALS, AFTER THE MODELS BY J.J. KÄNDLER
After the 18th century original, shell moulded and painted with swans and exotic cranes among bulrushes, the handles formed as dolphins, the finials as snails, comprising:
A coffee-pot and cover
A hot-milk jug and cover
A hexagonal tray
Two cups and saucers
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) wide, the tray (9)
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Cf. Morley-Fletcher, op. cit., pp. 65-66 for a discussion of the 'Swan Service' commissioned in honour of the marriage of Heinrich Graf von Brühl to Graäfin Franziska von Kolowrat-Krakowska.
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