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Meissen Porcelain Dinner Service 92 Pieces

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Ninety-two masterfully crafted pieces comprise this Meissen porcelain dinner service

Key Features

  • A rare Meissen porcelain dinner service of exceptional quality and condition
  • The set is crafted in the New Brandenstein pattern with a Flowers and Insects enamel motif
  • The forms have a distinct Rococo styling, and are distinguished by a unique hand-enameled decoration
  • The pieces are marked with the Meissen blue crossed swords, 1850/60-1924
  • Similar pieces are featured in Meissen Domestic Porcelain by Günther Sterba
  • Large oval tureen: 14 3/4 wide x 11 1/2 high
    Large oval tray: 18 3/4 wide x 14 1/2 deep
    Dinner plates: 9 3/4 diameter

Item Details

  • Period:
    20th Century
  • Origin:
    Germany/Prussia
This resplendent 92-piece Meissen porcelain dinner service for twelve is an exceptional example of the firm's domestic ware. The bodies are crafted in the New Brandenstein relief pattern designed by Johann Friedrich Eberlein in 1744, which gives this service a distinct Rococo feel. The hand-painted enamel detailing is known as the Flowers and Insects motif and is executed with stunning vibrancy and intricacy. Since it is executed by hand, no two pieces bear the exact same adornments. 

Similar, single dining pieces are featured in Meissen Domestic Porcelain by Günther Sterba, 1991, figures 83 through 86.

The pieces bear the Meissen blue crossed swords "sword with pommel" that dates this set between 1850/60-1924.

Large oval tureen: 14 3/4" wide x 11 1/2" high
Large oval tray: 18 3/4" wide x 14 1/2" deep
Dinner plates: 9 3/4" diameter
Large round platter: 13 3/4" diameter

36 dinner plates
14 bowls
12 luncheon plates
12 bread and butter plates
3 ladles
2 medium covered tureens
2 gravy boats
2 small oval platters
gravy boat under plate
large oval platter
large oval platter with handles
large square serving platter
smaller square serving platter
large round serving platter
smaller round serving platter
large covered tureen
large tureen under plate
Meissen Porcelain

Meissen: The Allure of Continental Porcelain

Early in the 18th century, Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony, arrested alchemist Johann Friedrich Bottger and imprisoned him in the town of Meissen; his mission, to discover the secret formula for hard paste porcelain. In 1708 Bottger unlocked the mystery and found the key to both porcelain and his freedom, and by 1718 factories began springing up across Europe fostering an atmosphere of ferocious competition.

By 1720, the Meissen factory was producing wares that eclipsed even the finest Chinese porcelain. They dominated the European market and influenced porcelain production around the world.

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