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A MEISSEN COFFEE POT AND COVER FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1739-41
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 51,250 USD
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365
A MEISSEN COFFEE POT AND COVER FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1739-41
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 51,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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A MEISSEN COFFEE POT AND COVER FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1739-41
modelled by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, the baluster form body molded in low relief with swans amidst waves and rushes against a ground of spirally radiating shell work, the lower body painted with scattered flower sprigs, and raised on a gilt ring foot with four scrollfeet; the cover painted with the Brühl and Kolowrat-Krakowska arms, beneath an affixed snail, the loop handle in the form of a grotesque dolphin, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue

height 9 7/8 in.; 25 cm
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Provenance

The Antique Company of New York, Inc., January 1969

Catalogue Note

Eberlein's work record for this form was entered in January 1739: '1 große Kaffeekanne, wie eine Muschel, die Schwäne und die Reiher darauf bossiert, mit einem Henkel von einem Fische, Schnautze, und Knöpfgen von Schnecken.' [1 large coffeepot like a shell on which swans and cranes are modelled, with a handle made of fish, spout and finial made of snails.], referenced in Ulrich Pietsch (ed.), Schwanenservice - Meissener Porzellan für Heinrich Graf von Brühl, Leipzig, 2000, p. 170, cat. no. 46.

Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York