18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service
18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service 18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service 18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service 18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service 18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service
18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service

18th-Century KPM Porcelain Tea Service

  • This classically elegant KPM tête-à-tête tea service is comprised of the finest German porcelain
  • This rare service boasts a sublime Greco-Roman motif painted en grisaille with gilt accents
  • KPM services are incredibly scarce, and complete tête-à-tête services even more so
  • Held in their original fitted case, each piece bears the KPM sceptre mark in blue underglaze
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Item No. 28-9133
$18,500
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A beautiful 18th-century porcelain tête-à-tête tea service by the renowned KPM, the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin, Germany. Crafted of the finest German porcelain, this delicate and intimate set is fashioned in a classical design, with Greco-Roman handles and gilt accents. Figures and symbols from classical antiquity are painted en grisaille, evoking a highly desirable sculptural quality found in Neoclassical art. The set, comprised of coffee and tea pots, a sugar bowl and milk jug, two cups and saucers, and an oval serving tray, is perfect for an elegant tea while traveling or for a luxurious picnic. All pieces rest snugly in a marvelous two-tier leather carrying case lined with green silk, and each piece bears the KPM sceptre mark in blue underglaze. An exceptional and rare find.

Circa 1790

Tray: 12 3/4" length
Case: 15" wide x 12" deep x 8 ½" high

Tête-à-tête tea services are the rarest of the form. While most tea drinking has primarily been a social activity in Europe since the 18th century, the tête-à-tête service was meant for the very personal service of tea with only one other companion, with all the accompanying personal intimacies.
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Maker: KPM
Period: 18th Century
Origin:Germany
Type:Tea & Coffee Pots/Services
Depth:12.0 Inches
Width:15.0 Inches
Height:8.5 Inches
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