Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
  • Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
  • Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
  • Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm
  • Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm

Dish cover with "oriental strewn flowers", H 20 cm

Never was dining a more lavish affair than at the home of Count Brühl (1700-1763) and his heirs. This was largely down to Johann Joachim Kaendler, Johann Friedrich Eberlein and Johann Gottlieb Ehder, who designed the “Swan Service”, the greatest masterpiece of Baroque porcelain art, between 1737 and 1742. Relief-moulded shapes and figures from the realms of the oceans and Greek mythology adorn each of its 2,000-plus items. The service owes its name to the sculpted swans that can be espied floating around on much of the ware. The Rococo would, in the opinion of noted porcelain connoisseur Otto Walcha (1901-1968), have been very much the poorer without the Swan Service. Its various items convey the essence of the age far more aptly than any other porcelain figures from the mid-18th century.

Dish cover
The crest of Count Brühl reveals that this porcelain dome is part of the “Swan Service”, the largest collection of Baroque tableware ever made. Johann Friedrich Eberlein produced it in 1740 for the Saxon Prime Minister, who had a great penchant for holding court at lavish banquets. This serving-dish lid, opulently adorned with comely patterns and moulded detail, is an extravagant form of table decoration with a very practical purpose.

SKU: 398184-05M09-1
Weight: 3000 g
Limited to 25 pieces.

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