Lot 89. A bottle stand from the Swan service for count Heinrich von Brühl

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Auction date:14.11.2018   11:30 UTC +02:00
ID 128195
Lot 89 | A bottle stand from the Swan service for count Heinrich von Brühl
Loft to 1741-1742. Model By Johann Friedrich Eberlein, 1741.

Porcelain, coloured and decorated with gold. Oval foot, with raised shell ribs. About the correspondingly shaped body with
Swan-relief and large, against the constant cartridge in the lower wall area. The upper
The area in Bandel plant and flowers in openwork and with a curved edge contour
finally. On the two cartridges with a Shell surmounted by the figure of the great Alliance coat of arms
Brühl-Kolowrat-Krakowský with flanking lions. Height 16.5 cm, width above 23cm.
Swords mark, the number '26' is pressed. Condition C.
Exh.Cat.: The Swan service of Meissen porcelain for Heinrich Graf von Brühl, ed.: Ulrich Pietsch, Dresden, 2000.
To comparisons the model of this bottle stand, p. 168f., Cat.No. 44.

"In the literature for the Swan service, the function of this Form is referred to differently, on the one hand, as a wine container of grapes on the other hand as bottle holder. Correct identification as a bottle rack, a porcelain Casing with the corresponding elements of the décor, the inclusion of bocksbeutel shaped wine-bottles could happen in the service connection. The lack of ground for such a function." (From: Exh.Cat.: Swan Service (2000), P. 169).

Heinrich Graf von Brühl, who had since March, 1733, the Board of the Meissen porcelain manufactory and in 1737 the count was collected, was sufficiently well-known for its magnificent festivals. In its function as a Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Secret Cabinet of Ministers of large banquets with adequate equipment to align, you should create the Meissen manufactory is a magnificent Service with large Panel essays, tureens and candlesticks.
The first sample plate with different decorative variations emerged between 1736 and 1737. In the second half of the year 1737, the decision of brühl fell for the Swan service, which was then made up to 1742 in the factory according to the designs from Kaendler, Eberlein and Ehder.
"On behalf of Heinrich Graf von Brühl created Swan service around 1730 which began development history of table ware from porcelain, they reached their artistic peak. Never before was a Service on this scale and with such a lavish richness of inflection have been created of plastic design, (...)". (from: exh.Kat. Swan Service, 2000, P. 24)

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