13 - 14 June 2002
A Berlin part tea and coffee-service
Circa 1765, blue sceptre marks, gilder's 20. and various incised marks
Painted in overglaze blue camaieu with loose bouquets and scattered flower-sprays within moulded foliage-scroll and feuilles-de-choux panels beneath a blue and gilt vertically fluted borders, the angular gilt vinestock handles with gilt vineleaf terminals, the spouts moulded with masks above gilt-flowered drapery, the covers with gilt bud finials, comprising:
A bullet-shaped teapot and cover
A baluster coffee-pot and cover
A baluster milk-jug
A cylindrical tea-caddy and cover
A circular sugar-bowl and cover
A quatrefoil spoon-tray
(slight chips and damages, the cups and saucers with rubbing to gilding and rims)
Thomas 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837), Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat.
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1869 Inventory, 'A Berlin Service white and gold with flowers in blue'. 1896 Inventory (2nd Marquess' Heirloons), p.113 v, Chapel Corridor, 'A Berlin porcelain service white and gold with flowers in blue...'
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