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Limbach 17 Piece Fruit Scene Set

This is a 17 piece porcelain service made by Limbach around 1775. The set is handpainted with some superb fruit still life scenes, the pieces have a nice basket weave trim to the rim and some nice gold trim. The handle shape is very neat and quite characterisitc of Limbach as are the colors. They are marked with what at first glaze is a W mark in underglaze blue which is a recorded but very rare mark used by them. But on some of the bigger items you can see it is in fact more of the normal Limbach mark of the crossed Ls and on the sugar it almost looks like the crossed swords of Meissen which was certainly the point at times! Some pieces are also impressed with the letter B or 12 or something like this. The set is in good condition but there are flaws. The large coffee pot has had its handle broken and repaired, is missing its finial on the lid and has a small chip to the side of the spout plus a star hairline to the bottom which I don't see on the inside so might just be in the glaze but it's hard to tell. The smaller hot water or milk pot has two small spout chips and one on its lid which is probably just some gold flaking off as it is so small. The sugar dish has the finial missing. All four cups have wear to the gold trim and one has a small rim chip. All 7 saucers have wear to the gilding, a little wear to the scenes, one has a small rim chip, one has a hairline to the rim and a small rim chip and one has a little bigger rim chip but still not terrible. So all in all in great condition and one of the best sets I have ever seen by them except for the famous hairstyles set :) The coffee pot is 9 inches tall and 4.5 inches in diameter. The milk or hot water pot is 6.75 inches tall and 3.25 inches in diameter. The sugar dish is 3.25 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter. The saucers are 1.25 inches tall and 5.25 inches in diameter. The cups are 1.875 inches tall and 2.875 inches in diameter. Please email me for more information or photos.

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