Antique Porcelain & Fine Arts

Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by

Swanservice Cup & Saucer

This is a cup and saucer from the famous Swan Service made by Meissen in the late 19th century. Originally this service was made between 1737 and 1741 by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein. Made for Heinrich, Count von Brühl, 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. This cup and saucer here is the rarer polychrome version with the raised design including swans and birds in the center and some gold trim. The cup stands on six small feet. The set is in perfect condition with a spot of minor wear on the heron of the saucer. Both pieces are marked with the underglazed blue crossed swords mark - the one on the cup is disturbed by the relief design thus the look. Both are first quality. The cup is 1.875 inches tall and 3.5 inches in diameter. The saucer is 1.125 inches tall and 5.875 inches in diameter. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $Sold
Go to top Return to 20th Century Meissen Porcelain page