The "Half-Figure Service": a highly important group of Meissen tea wares, circa 1723-24 James Cox; a fine ormolu, agate-set table clock with moonphase and musical base (currently inoperative) together with the original signed and dated key, 'Jas Cox 1766' (one finial loose and one missing) Demetre Chiparus 'The Dolly Sisters' a large bronze and ivory group A Cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice, circa 1695

"The Said and Roswitha Marouf collection of Meissen is legendary among collectors and academics. The sale of Part I of the collection in December gave us what must be one of the world's most valuable tea sets, when the eight piece Meissen Half-Figure Service sold for over £500,000. Meissen porcelain with 'Half-Figure Service' decoration is one of the rarest and most sought after types of European porcelain painting and the exquisite decoration is widely considered to be the finest of all Meissen 'chinoiserie' painting. The style takes its unusual name from the fact that all the figures are depicted from the waist up only. The palette of colours is exceptionally sophisticated and the background populated with complex and subtle scenes. These objects are immensely appealing as well as fascinating and rare. They don't come onto the market very often so we saw bidding from all over the world."

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