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Saxon Hofservice Tureen

This is a rare treat - a small terrine from the sächsischen Hofservice aka das Service mit dem blauen Band - the last service made for the Saxon court and for Kurfürst Friedrich August III. First designed by Michel Victor Acier the original set was done dring the Marcolini period so this is either a straggler or a replacement piece for one that was broken. The tureen is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords from the Schmierzeit as well as the usual incised marks. The piece is superbly painted with fruit scenes, the blue band, gold scales on a salmon ground, lots of tiny flowers and a coral ribbon along a gold line . The colors on this piece are stunning and quite different from the other sets of the royal court . The finial is in the form of a strawberry with its leaves. A rare piece to find as one pretty much always just finds cups or plates and even those are hard to find! An amazing piece for sure and one can only imagine all the famous hands this touched! The lidded dish is in superb condition which is a bonus but the stem that connects the strawberry finial to its leaves had a bit of work done to it. A minor fault and it doesn't take away from the piece at all! The bottom part is marked as shown with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark as well as K. Hof-Kueche which stands for court kitchen . The lidded piece including the finial is 5.5 inches tall, 8 inches long and 6.25 inches in wide. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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