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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 293

    A VOLKSTEDT PART TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE

    CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE PITCHFORK MARKS, IMPRESSED A MARKS TO CUPS, IMPRESSED M TO ONE SAUCER

    Price Realised  

    A VOLKSTEDT PART TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE
    CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE PITCHFORK MARKS, IMPRESSED A MARKS TO CUPS, IMPRESSED M TO ONE SAUCER
    Painted with insects, butterflies and moths below moulded gilt-tipped feuille-de-choux borders, the lower parts moulded with gilt-edged up-turned acanthus leaves, the saucers painted with bouquets and flower-sprays, comprising:

    A bullet-shaped teapot and cover, the spout modelled as a gentleman's head, the aperture in one corner of his black tricorn hat, the finial modelled as the head of a lady wearing a necklace (restoration to lady's nose, rim of cover with associated retouching to gilding, short hairline crack to inner rim, short stained hairline crack to lower terminal)
    Three coffee-cups
    Two saucers (one with slight chipping to footrim)
    (some wear to enamels and gilding throughout)


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    Provenance

    With F. Oberacker, Wiesbaden.


    Literature

    Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), pp. 155 & 160, cat. nos. 165 & 172.