each piece painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilding, with a scroll-painting unrfurling from the top and depicting a bird perched on a flowering peony branch, all set against a background of stylized, scrolling leaves in underglaze-blue and gilt flowers picked out in iron-red, the silver-gilt cutlery with matching porcelain handles, comprising;
fifty-four dessert plates ( 22cm.),
one bowl (23.5cm.),
thirty Augsburg silver-gilt mounted knives,
thirty Augsburg silver-gilt mounted forks,
thirty Augsburg silver-gilt mounted spoons,
together with two similarly decorated Chinese Imari dishes ( 27.3 and 35cm.)
crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, some pieces with a dot in underglaze-blue and blue painters mark 't' for either Johan Gottlieb Thomas or Johann Michael Trauzel, impressed numerals,
the cutlery with maker's mark for Abraham Warmberger and date letters 1767-69.
This remarkable dessert service was commissioned in the mid 1760s by a Franconian nobleman to complement his Chinese dinner service dating from the early 18th Century. It remained in the family castle from the time of its delivery until it was acquired by the present owner direct from the family.
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