This forms part the extensive toilet service possibly supplied to the Grand Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, although it is also possible that the service could have been in the possession of the Kings of Denmark. Dr. Jedding discusses this possibilty in his article (ibid. [October 1990], pp. 3-15), as Schloss Glücksburg was in the possession of the Danish throne before 1871, when it came into the possession of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein as a result of the German-Danish war. The Duke brought furnishings from Schloss Ballenstedt with him, and it is more probable that the toilet service came to the castle via the Duke. Several pieces still survive at Schloss Glücksburg, and other pieces are in the Kunstgewerbe museum in Cologne; in a Swiss private collection; formerly in the Kramarsky Collection, sale Christie's New York and a oval box offered by Sotheby's London on 5th April 2002, lot 58.
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