A Meissen porcelain cup and saucer from a coffee service with iron red mosaic pattern borders made for Frederick II

A Meissen porcelain cup and saucer from a coffee service with iron red mosaic pattern borders made for Frederick II

Model with prunus relief and I-shaped handle, with original saucer. The flowering sprigs picked out in iron red, the rims with gilt scale pattern design over iron red ground. Blue crossed swords mark, pressnummer 63 (saucer) and 52 (cup). Chips to the basal rim of the saucer.
Circa 1761/62.

We are well-informed about the Prussian King's numerous orders from the Meissen Manufactory during the Seven Years' War. They included a coffee service "[...] with indianische appliques, gold mosaic borders, the appliques painted red, the branches gold, 6 pairs of coffee cups, 6 pairs of hot chocolate cups, 7 ordinary large pieces, pro 145 rt [...]". The present lot is one of the coffee cups.

Literature

A further example in: Wittwer, "hat der König von Preußen die schleunige Verfertigung verschiedener Bestellungen ernstlich begehret“ – Friedrich der Große und das Meißener Porzellan, in: Keramos, 208/2010, p. 33.

Lot 175 Dα

Estimate:
800 € - 1.000 €

Result:
1.375 €