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Swan Service Coffee Pot

This is a large coffee pot with its lid from the famous Swan Service made by Meissen in the 20th century. Originally this service was made between 1737 and 1741 by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein. Made for Heinrich, Count von Brühl who was the factory director, it was composed of 2,200 pieces modeled and painted in the Rococo style with such aquatic motifs as swans and water nymphs. It is regarded as the single finest table service ever made in porcelain. The coffee pot was left in the white to show off all that nice modeling detail with the typical swans in the front, a bird to one side as well as greenery, water, a shell and even a fish in the beak of the wading bird on the othe side. A gold trim to the edge of the pot and lid. The handle shape is superb as is the finial on the lid! This is not an easy piece to find and if you are missing it from your set or are collecting this design here is a rare chance at getting the main piece for that coffee service . The piece is in perfect condition with one tiny black firing spot to one side as shown which resulted in one cut under the swords denoting it being a second choice piece. Not obvious at all and it does not take away from this fun piece! The main pot is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark as well as the other impressed numbers and marks used during this period as shown. The pot with its lid in place is about 10 inches tall, 6.5 inches from handle to spout and 4.75 inches in diameter. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $599
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