A rare Meissen part tea and coffee service, circa 1740

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Lot 154
A rare Meissen part tea and coffee service, circa 1740

Sold for £ 12,500 (US$ 15,517) inc. premium
A rare Meissen part tea and coffee service, circa 1740
Painted with Chinoiserie scenes depicting figures engaged in various pursuits, within concentric iron-red circles on the saucers, the covers with figural scenes and gilt pinecone finials, the spouts and handles moulded with scales embellished in gilding and puce, gilt scroll- and strapwork borders to the rims, comprising:
a coffee pot and cover;
a teapot and cover;
six cups and saucers,
the coffee pot: 21.5cm high, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue and gilt numeral 57., various impressed marks and numerals (chips to cover and some minor chips overall) (16)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Allard Pierson (1884-1955);
    Thence by descent

    Allard Pierson was the son of Jan Lodewijk Pierson (1854-1944), who was the co-founder of the merchant bank Pierson & Co (later Pierson, Heldring & Pierson), and the grandson of Prof Dr. Allard Pierson (1831-1896), after whom the museum of antiquities in Amsterdam is named.

    Several of the figures can be found on plates in the Schulz Codex: plates 72 (teapot), 71 (saucer), 96 (saucer) and 103 (saucer).

    Photograph:
    The Meissen service on display in the Piersons' home 'Huize Intimis', Baarn, The Netherlands, c.1950.
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A rare Meissen part tea and coffee service, circa 1740
A rare Meissen part tea and coffee service, circa 1740
A rare Meissen part tea and coffee service, circa 1740
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