Swan Service dish with the "Count Brühl's alliance coat of arms", Shape "Swan", L 39 cm
Swan Service dish with the "Count Brühl's alliance coat of arms", Shape "Swan", L 39 cm
Swan Service dish with the "Count Brühl's alliance coat of arms", Shape "Swan", L 39 cm
  • Swan Service dish with the "Count Brühl's alliance coat of arms", Shape "Swan", L 39 cm
  • Swan Service dish with the "Count Brühl's alliance coat of arms", Shape "Swan", L 39 cm
  • Swan Service dish with the "Count Brühl's alliance coat of arms", Shape "Swan", L 39 cm

Swan Service dish with the "Count Brühl's alliance coat of arms", Shape "Swan", L 39 cm

Dining was never done with such pomp as at the home of Heinrich Count Brühl (1700-1763) and his heirs. Making this possible was the "Swan Service", a peerless masterpiece of Baroque porcelain art produced between 1737 and 1742 at MEISSEN® by Johann Joachim Kaendler, Johann Friedrich Eberlein and Johann Gottlieb Ehder. Each of its well over 2,000 parts is adorned with relief decoration, shapes and figures from the worlds of water and Greek mythology. The service owes its name to the relief-moulded swans that glide across its plates.
Our large oval dish impressively fuses all facets of Meissen porcelain art. Everything centres around a pair of eponymous relief-moulded swans of a pure whiteness to match that of the porcelain. Waves lap rhythmically about, augmented by sea-shells, rushes and a heron. Leafy branches twisted to one side have been adeptly applied as handles. Utterly exquisite oriental flower painting and the combined arms of Brühl decorate a rim sumptuously edged with gilding. To paraphrase the celebrated porcelain connoisseur Otto Walcha, without the Swan Service the Rococo period would have been a whole lot duller. And this stand-alone piece is fresh testimony to the ability of great art to transcend time.

SKU: 398184-05297-1
Weight: 1650 g
Limited to 50 pieces.

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