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a meissen kakiemon-pattern composite teaservice
a meissen kakiemon-pattern composite teaservice

CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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a meissen kakiemon-pattern composite teaservice
Circa 1740, blue crossed swords mark
Painted with a butterfly in flight above flowering shrubs issuing from rockwork, comprising:
One bullet-shaped teapot and cover with serpent's head and foliage-moulded spout;
One baluster-shaped milk jug, the spout modelled as a bearded man's- mask (cracked);
One sugar bowl and cover, the branch handle with relief flowers (tiny chips to one flower);
One slop-bowl;
Nine teacups (one cracked);
Six coffee cups with double-scroll handle (one cracked) and saucers, and four extra saucers (one with chip, enamels slightly rubbed) (20)

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