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An assembled Herend 'Rothschild bird' part dinner service

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An assembled Herend 'Rothschild bird' part dinner service

20TH CENTURY, BLUE HEREND HUNGARY SHIELD MARK, VARIOUS IMPRESSED NUMERALS

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An assembled Herend 'Rothschild bird' part dinner service 20th Century, blue Herend Hungary shield mark, various impressed numerals Painted with 'the Rothschild bird pattern' with two birds perched on branches between a pearl necklace, surrounded by butterflies and insects, with border outlined in gilt, comprising: a low circular two-handled tureen and cover with bird finial, 21.5 cm. diam.; a pair of two-handled tureens and covers with lemon finials, 17.2 cm. diam.; an openwork bread-basket, 27 cm. wide; a pair of buttertubs and covers, 15.5 cm. diam.; two two-light candelabra, 17.5 and 22 cm. high; a double-lipped two-handled sauce-boat, 23.5 cm. wide; a pair of sauce-boats, 18 cm. wide; two mustard-pot and covers, 12 cm. high; a sugar-caster, 13 cm. high; eight various serving dishes; a sweetmeat dish, 35.5 cm. wide; six egg-cups, 5.5 cm. high; a salt cellar, 10 cm. wide; a match-holder, 6 cm. wide; two toothpick-holders, 5.5 cm. high; a stemcup, 9.5 cm. high; a table bell; sixteen dinner plates, 25.5 cm. diam.; twelve dessert plates, 20 cm. diam.; twelve side plates, 16.5 cm. diam.; a teapot and cover, 14 cm. high; a cream-bowl and cover,11 cm. high; a sugar-bowl and cover, 10 cm. high; a milk-jug, 9 cm. high; a pattipan, 12.2 cm. diam.; six ash-trays, 9 cm. wide; twelve teacups, eleven coffee-cups and twenty-three saucers; seventeen large teacups and eighteen saucers; twelve dishes, 12.5 cm. diam.; and twelve dishes, 9 cm. diam. (190)
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Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €800.000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

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The Rothschild Bird pattern was first created in 1850. Baroness Rothschild supposedly lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. The necklace was found by her gardener who saw birds playing with it in a tree.

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