24 May 2001,
Price realised USD 2,585
USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
TWO MEISSEN BLUE AND SALMON-GROUND ECUELLE STANDS FROM THE 'HOF-SERVICE' MADE FOR AUGUSTUS III
Circa 1777, blue crossed swords and star mark, blue .4 and Pressnummer 19 to both, one also with painter's 78 and gilder's 115
Each cavetto painted with a bird perched on a branch pecking fruit and with fbranches of other fruit and flowers and scattered insects, the blue border edged on the interior with a coral ribbon entwined around a gilt baton, moulded on the far side with ovolo wenclosing flowers and with a further salmon-ground gilt with scale pattern, gilt line rim
8 3/8in. (21cm.) diam. (2)
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See Dr. K. Berling, ed., Meissen China, An Illustrated History, Dover re-print, 1972, p. 26 for the service for fifty people made circa 1777 for Karl Charles Joseph, Duke of Courland and son of Augustus III.
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