A rare Marcolini Meissen table service, late 18th century
Lot 192
A rare Marcolini Meissen table service, late 18th century
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 34,000 - 50,000
Lot Details
A rare Marcolini Meissen table service, late 18th century
Each piece painted with colourful floral sprays and scattered flowers, gilt dentil borders to the rims, the tureens and baskets modelled by J.C. Schoenheit with rams-head masks in two tones of gilding, comprising:
one large oval tureen, cover and stand;
one medium oval tureen, cover and stand;
two ice buckets, liners and covers;
one large oval centrepiece basket on four paw feet;
two oval baskets on flared feet;
two monteiths;
three bottle coolers;
one small bottle cooler;
one saucière;
five ice cups and covers;
three leaf-shaped dishes with branch handles;
two leaf-shaped dishes;
one square dish;
two rhomboid dishes;
three oval dishes in sizes (33.5cm-46cm);
three circular dishes in sizes (30cm-38cm);
two large triangular dishes;
one medium triangular dish;
two medium round dishes;
nineteen plates;
thirteen soup plates;
sixteen pierced dessert plates,
crossed swords marks, asterisk and dashes in underglaze-blue, impressed numerals, various painters' numerals, gilder's mark F. (some items chipped and some restored) (99)


  • Provenance:
    The Earls of Swinton, Swinton House, Masham, Yorkshire, sold by Christie's on the premises, 20-21 October 1975, lot 323 (part);
    With Kunsthandel Heide Hübner, Würzburg;
    E.A. Titgemeyer Collection, Osnabrück, acquired from the above in 1976
  1. Nette Megens
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