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Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C

Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Pair of Gilded Porcelain Salt Dishes Dresden Revival 20th C | Ref. no. 01397 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 01397
Price: £375.00
This is a beautiful pair of vintage Dresden Revival salt or bonbon dishes in the late 18th century manner, dating from the...

This is a beautiful pair of vintage Dresden Revival salt or bonbon dishes in the late 18th century manner, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

This pair are masterfully crafted in fine porcelain, hand-painted with gilded highlights to emphasise their importance.

There is no mistaking their superior quality and unique design, which is certain to make them a talking point at your dining table. Not to mention adding a very special something to your display collection.

Each dish features a figure sitting holding the dish, smartly dressed in clothes of the period. One is a female and the other a male. The gilding features along the rim of the dishes and in detailing on the figures and bases.

The dishes were a symbol of wealth at the time due to the luxury of being able to afford salt as a seasoning in the period in which they are based.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 18.5 x Width 32 x Depth 20 - Male

Height 19 x Width 32 x Depth 20 - Female

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 8 inches - Male

Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 8 inches - Female

Our reference: 01397

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Dresden porcelain - A King's Obsession

In the early 1700s, King Augustus II, prince elector of Saxony, held goldsmith Johann Bottger prisoner and commissioned him to create gold. Bottger instead discovered the method of creating porcelain, a favored and valuable item in the king's eyes.

The king announced to Europe in 1710 that he would open a porcelain manufactory in Dresden. He instead opened one at nearby Albrechtsburg castle. Espionage was rampant, and the king guarded his porcelain secret, even though it meant imprisoning workers within the castle walls.

By 1720, the secret was leaked and porcelain producers popped up in Vienna and Venice. Dresden porcelain adopted Saxon crossed swords in under-glaze blue as its distinguishing mark.

In 1736, the porcelain manufactory produced the "Swan Service." It consists of 1,400 pieces, and is the largest, most lavish porcelain service ever created.

In 1872, Dresden built its own manufactory to better establish its role in porcelain production.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 18.5 x Width 32 x Depth 20 - Male

Height 19 x Width 32 x Depth 20 - Female

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 8 inches - Male

Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 8 inches - Female

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