6 June 2018
A Rare and Important Soup Tureen from the St Andrew Service
MEISSEN MANUFACTORY, 1780-1796
Diameter 22 cm.
Of traditional round form, body in white with sprays of flowers, lid with matching décor and lemon-shaped finial with small branch and almond, with the state seal and the St Andrew order cross, with gilt rim, with blue manufactory mark.
The Meissen St. Andrew Service represents one of the most important diplomatic gifts dating to the luxurious 18th century. The full service comprised more than 400 pieces and was perhaps the first full table service commissioned for the Imperial court. The offered lot represents a jewel of European porcelain and is particularly significant because of its complex historical background.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.