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Bird Scene Set for 6 +

This is a more modern set than what I usually am interested in but since it is still hand painted I think it's still worth owning and using. This coffee service for 6 (plus) was made by Hoechst in about 1980.The official name of the service is Ratsherr and the painting is called Bunte Heimische Voegel which means polychrome native birds (native to Germany that is). The set consists of a large lidded pot, a smaler one, a creamer, a sugar dish, 6 dessert plates, 2 larger plates as well as 8 cups and saucers. Each piece (except for the saucers) is hand painted with a nice bird design including at least one bird sitting in a tree with some greenery below. Nice gold trim and some smaller sprigs and flowers and suchs. The saucers only have three small designs to them as shown. The cups are smaller and likely means for mocha coffee but off course you can use it for anything you want :) The shapes of the handles are very nice and date to the 18th century in terms of origin. Nice pear fruit finials with its leaves and stem. All the pieces are in perfect condition. They are all marked as shown with the blue wheel mark and the name Höchst as well as some model or design numbers and painter's marks. All pieces except for the eight cups and saucers are second choice with a line cut under the mark. The cups and saucers are first choice. The large coffee pot is 8.75 inches tall with a diameter of 4.75 inches, the smaller lidded pot is 7 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter, the creamer is 4.5 inches tall with a diameter of 3 inches, the lidded sugar dish is 4 inches tall with a diameter of 3.875 inches, the large plates are 1.25 inches tall and have a diameter of 10.125 inches while the smaller plates are 0.75 inches tall and have a diameter of 7.5 inches. Each cup is about 1.875 inches tall and 2.75 inches in diameter while the saucers are 0.875 inches tall and 4.375 inches in diameter. This set probably cost around $7500 when it was bought. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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