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The service is consisting of: The original case, six cups with saucers, one teapot with K.P.M. and swords mark, one bowl, one coffeepot, one tea caddy, one suger box with K.P.F. mark, six Augsburg silver gilded spoons
The presented travelling service is one of the earliest examples of known similar pieces. Its painting is by Johann Friedrich Höroldt himself. The style of the large-format Chinese figures, the quality of the painting and the early origin argues that this is the master’s hand.
The European fashion for travel services came with the popularisation of warm drinks such as tea, coffee and chocolate, that occurred in the late part of the 17th century. Soon, these services, in silver and gold, became an essential part of the common toilette sets used by European aristocracy. (See Heitmann 1994, p. 448 and 1979, p. 12). Further increasing their highly impressive appearance, these sets began to be manufactured out of porcelain, recently invented at the time, and received their own custom-fitted leather storage cases. A strong influence came from Dresden, providing the knowledge of how to manufacture and adorn this new precious material. In J.G. Höroldt, Meissen found a painter who was able to decorate these services with magnificent motives "à la chinoise". To heighten their luxurious character and the effect of their presentation during the royal lever, these travel services were stored in velvet-lined cases in which every piece had its own compartment.
Bernhard Heitmann, "Die deutschen sogenannten Reise-Service und die Toiletten-Garnituren" (Hamburg 1979)
|Height||22.00 cm||(8.66 inches)|
|Width||60.00 cm||(23.62 inches)|
|Depth||41.00 cm||(16.14 inches)|