PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF HANNS AND ELISABETH WEINBERG AND THE ANTIQUE COMPANY OF NEW YORK
applied with flowering branches and painted in Augsburg, possibly by Bartholomäus Seuter's workshop, with scattered birds perched on branches, insects and butterflies, the applied leaves picked out in green, the flowers in two shades of blue and the branches in gilding, gilt rims. Cover restored, scattered very minor flaking.
A similarly decorated silver-mounted coffee pot, probably from the same service, the mounts of which are struck with the Augsburg town mark, circa 1730, was sold by Sotheby, Parke-Bernet, New York, from the collection of Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford II, June 26th, 1982, lot 105. A tea and coffee service with similar colored applied branches, but interspersed with gilt Chinoiserie vignettes, was in the collection of Dr. Wilhelm Dosquet, sold (anonymously) by Hans W. Lange, Berlin, May 19-21, 1941, lot 613.
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