A Meissen lobed circular dish from the 'Ziethen' service, circa 1761
Lot 183
A Meissen lobed circular dish from the 'Ziethen' service, circa 1761
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,538) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Meissen lobed circular dish from the 'Ziethen' service, circa 1761
Of 'preußisch-musikalischen' design, moulded with alternating panels of musical, floral and military trophies within gilt-edged rocailles, reserved with a green scale-ground and gilt dentil border to the rim, a flower spray and butterfly in the centre, 21.1cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral (haircrack to centre with some associated minor retouching to enamels)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    E.A. Titgemeyer Collection, Osnabrück

    This service is said to have been given by Frederick to one of the most renowned Prussian generals, and one of his favourites, Hans Joachim von Ziethen (1699-1786). Until recently, only a handful of pieces were recorded in the literature, including eighteen formerly in the collection of Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (sold by Ball & Graupe, Berlin, 25 March 1931, lot 625). In 2006, over 150 pieces from the service were sold with the contents of Shrubland Park, Suffolk, where they had been since at least 1860 (Sotheby's, Shrubland Park, Suffolk, 19-21 September 2006, lot 821), where they were acquired for the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (Wittwer 2006).
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