31 March 2008
A VOLKSTEDT PART TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE
CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE PITCHFORK MARKS, IMPRESSED A MARKS TO CUPS, IMPRESSED M TO ONE SAUCER
Painted with insects, butterflies and moths below moulded gilt-tipped feuille-de-choux borders, the lower parts moulded with gilt-edged up-turned acanthus leaves, the saucers painted with bouquets and flower-sprays, comprising:
A bullet-shaped teapot and cover, the spout modelled as a gentleman's head, the aperture in one corner of his black tricorn hat, the finial modelled as the head of a lady wearing a necklace (restoration to lady's nose, rim of cover with associated retouching to gilding, short hairline crack to inner rim, short stained hairline crack to lower terminal)
Two saucers (one with slight chipping to footrim)
(some wear to enamels and gilding throughout)
With F. Oberacker, Wiesbaden.
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Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), pp. 155 & 160, cat. nos. 165 & 172.
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