A dinner plate and a rare dessert plate from the 2nd Potsdam service

A dinner plate and a rare dessert plate from the 2nd Potsdam service

Model no. 189. The spandrels with sea-foam green ground and gilt trelliswork decor, a bouquet to the centre in the typical early polychromy. Blue sceptre mark, impressed oo A3 and 1 3 (dessert plate). The edge of one dinner plate damaged, a crack to the centre of the dessert plate. D 25.9 and 26.3 cm.
1767.

Frederick II ordered the 2nd Potsdam service for the Neue Palais in Potsdam and commissioned a further, identical service as a present for his brother-in-law Margrave Karl Alexander of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1736-1806).
In contrast to the 1st Potsdam service, the second so-called green table service was paid for from the royal treasury. The invoice for this payment provides us with a terminus ante quem which confirms the date of delivery following the production of the service to be 3rd July 1767. All pieces from this service had already left royal ownership by the time Georg Lenz's two volume work was published in 1913.

Lot 25 Dα

Estimate:
1.500 € - 2.000 €

Result:
3.000 €