A Berlin KPM porcelain dinner service made for Count Lottum

A Berlin KPM porcelain dinner service made for Count Lottum

Comprising a large oval tureen, a soup bowl and cover on lion paw feet, a sauce boat with a swan-form handle and large spoon, a mustard pot with spoon, three oval and four round bowls in three sizes, five square compotieres in two sizes, a round salad bowl, two small octagonal dishes, 12 dinner plates. All pieces decorated with oak wreathes and broad gilt rims. Blue sceptre mark, red imperial orb mark, impressed nos., painter's marks. A round, mid-sized bowl and the spout of the swan handle restored, retouches to the gilding.
1834.

This service is recorded in the royal account book on 9th April 1834: "For his Excellency State Minister Count von Lottum for 50 years of service". Alongside this dinner service, Frederick William III also presented him with a table garniture comprising five Munich-form vases on stands, two gadrooned vases, six fruit bowls, eight fruit baskets, two French-form vases and numerous small plates, beakers, baskets, and figurines. The recipient of these opulent gifts, Carl Friedrich Heinrich von Wylich and Lottum (1767 - 1864), was a Prussian infantry general, "geheimer staatsrat" and finance minister. The porcelain presented to him on occasion of this extraordinary anniversary on 8th April 1834 were only an addition to the actual gift of 100,000 reichstaler, with which the Minister aquired dominion of Lissa near Breslau.

Lot 136 Dα

Estimate:
16.000 € - 20.000 €