P045A - MEISSEN PART TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE
Circa 1735, blue crosses swords marks and gilder’s 11.
Painted in the manner of C.F. Herold with a harbor and landscapes within gilt trellis and diaper cartouches, comprising:
Two graduated coffee-pots and covers, 9 ¼ in. and 6 ½ in. high
A teapot with mask-spout (cover lacking), 5 7/8 in. high
A rectangular tea caddy and cover, 4 1/8 in. high
A waste bowl, 5 7/8 in. diameter
Four saucers, 4 ¾ in. diameter
(Wear to gilding)
9 ¼ (23.5 cm) high
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 190, plate 60, fig. 239
On display in the Scott-Allen Collection at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia from 1976 until 1996
On display in the “George Ryland Scott Collection” at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art between June 1955 and May 1960
NOTES BY CLEO M. AND G. RYLAND SCOTT, JR in the late 1950’s
MEISSEN TEA SERVICE CIRCA 1730-1735
This Meissen tee service was purchased in London in 1950 from Hans Backer. It comprises: 1 coffee pot with lid, 1 waste bowl, 1 tea pot with masked spout but damaged and without lid, 1 cream pot and lid, 1 tea cady and matching lid (rectangle shape), 3 cups and 5 saucers. Each piece has the same gold mark 11. Each piece also has the crossed swords mark.
The decoration is in the very popular style known as "Dutch Harbor” and “Landscape”. The style was made popular by C. F. Herold, a cousin of J. G. Herold. This service is attributed to him and dates 1730-35. The coloring and painting on this service is quite fine. As is customary, the scenes are enclosed in cartouches, gold filigree and picked out with red and a little lavender.