new design times



PERIOD: 18th century

A VOLKSTEDT PART TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE PITCHFORK MARKS, IMPRESSED A MARKS TO CUPS, IMPRESSED M TO ONE SAUCER Painted with insects, butterflies and moths below moulded gilt-tipped feuille-de-choux borders, the lower parts moulded with gilt-edged up-turned acanthus leaves, the saucers painted with bouquets and flower-sprays, comprising: A bullet-shaped teapot and cover, the spout modelled as a gentleman's head, the aperture in one corner of his black tricorn hat, the finial modelled as the head of a lady wearing a necklace (restoration to lady's nose, rim of cover with associated retouching to gilding, short hairline crack to inner rim, short stained hairline crack to lower terminal) Three coffee-cups Two saucers (one with slight chipping to footrim) (some wear to enamels and gilding throughout)

PRIX: $5000