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A cased Meissen tea service

circa 1755-60

Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
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55
A cased Meissen tea service

circa 1755-60

Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A cased Meissen tea service

circa 1755-60

probably made for Herzog Carl von Braunschweig-Bevern, each neu-ozier moulded piece painted with fruit, vegetables and flowers below a rococo-scrolled puce scale and shell-edged border, comprising; a teapot and a cover, a hot water jug and cover, a tea canister and cover, a slop bowl, a sugar bowl and cover, six teacups and six saucers, the red morocco-covered case inset with a later porcelain plaque enamelled with the arms of Herzog Carl. the gilt-metal handles laurel-cast and with his crowned `C' initial,( flower knop of jug chipped, crack to one teacup, cover of teapot matched)
Quantity: 22
blue crossed swords marks
the case 37 by 61 by 20cm., 14½ by 24 by 8in.
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Provenance

Probably Herzog Carl von Braunschweig-Bevern (1713-1780).

Catalogue Note

Herzog Carl von Braunschweig-Bevern was the eldest son of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. In 1733 he married Philippine Charlotte, daughter of King Frederick William I of Prussia and sister of Frederick the Great. Herzog Carl's sister, Elisabeth Christine, was married to Frederick the Great. Herzog Carl fought alongside his brother-in-law throughout the Seven Years War, and is likley that this service was obtained, either at his own instigation or as a present from Frederick the Great, at some point during or after the fighting over Dresden, which took place sporadically over the years from 1756-60. Herzog Carl founded the Fürstenberg porcelain factory in 1747.

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