New York, Park Avenue
30 - 31 October 1996
A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) ARMORIAL PART COFFEE-SERVICE
CIRCA 1810, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS, STAR, AND I MARKS
With rosebud finials and branch handles, each painted in colour with accole arms of the Electors of Saxony, comprising:
A coffee-pot and cover, cover restored and pot drilled for mount, 9¾in. (24.8cm.) high
A hot-milk jug and cover, small chip to spout, 6¼in. (15.9cm.) high A sugar-bowl and cover, small chip to cover, 4½in. (11.5cm.) diam.
A waste-bowl, gilding flaking, 6½in. (16.5cm.) diam. (4)
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Possibly commemorative of the Centennial anniversary of the founding of the Meissen factory.
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