A Meissen porcelain tureen, cover and a charger from the Möllendorf service, circa 1761
of 'preußisch-musikalischen' design, moulded with panels of musical, floral and military trophies within scrollwork cartouches, the lobed tureen with two floral scroll branches the cover surmounted with a nymph holding fruit, reserved within an iron-red scale-ground edged in a gilt-dentil border, the charger with an iron-red flowering branch at the center, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 36, incised //// to charger,
the charger 38.5cm., 15 1/8 in. diam., the tureen 33.5cm., 13 1/4 in across handles, 26.2cm., 10 3/4 in. high
With Ulrich Gronert Kunsthandel, Berlin;
acquired from the above in the late 1990s.
Dr. Samuel Witter, 'Interior Decoration and War Trophies - the Porcelain Table Services of Frederick the Great of Prussia', The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar handbook, London, 2009, pp. 38-39;
Dr. Samuel Wittwer, 'hat der König von Preußen die schleunige Verferttigung verschiedener Bestellungen ernstlich begehret - Friedrich der Große und das Meißner Porzellan', Keramos 208, 2010, taf. no. 46.