Beautiful complete set of cobalt blue and gold gilt porcelain, 24 pieces total. This was actually my grandmother's set, and she was from Czechoslovakia, and I believe brought this set with her to the US near the turn of the century.
I was told it was a coffee and chocolate set, from when serving a little cup of hot chocolate was a thing. I was told the largest pitcher with lid was for the coffee, the second largest pitcher with lid was for chocolate, and the pitcher without lid was for hot water or milk. There are also large and small covered containers/bowls, of which one was most likely for sugar, and don't know about the other.
Then there are 4 coffee cups with saucers, and 4 tiny demitasse chocolate cups with saucers. And lastly, a large platter. All of these are marked with the Angelica Kauffman name, and she is fascinating to read about. Here is a bit of info on her. Angelica Kauffman (1741 - 1807) was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Arts and one of Londons most sought-after portraitists.
A child prodigy who was producing commissioned portraits in her early teens, Kauffman was trained by her father, the Swiss muralist Johann Joseph Kauffman. During the early 1760s, she traveled through Switzerland, Austria, and Italy working as her fathers assistant. This transient life provided her the rare opportunity for a woman to see and copy many classical and Renaissance masterworks and to meet leaders of the popular new movement known as Neoclassicism. During a three-year stay in Italy, Kauffman made her reputation as a painter of portraits; she also produced history paintings. Recognition of her accomplishments is indicated by her election to Romes Accademia di San Luca in 1765.
In 1766, Kauffman moved to London, where she achieved immediate success as a portraitist. Over the next 16 years, she exhibited regularly at the prestigious Royal Academy and worked for a glittering array of aristocratic and royal patrons. All pieces are a beautiful deep cobalt blue with intricate gold fleur-de-lis and ornate gold edging. Also gilt around all edges, lids, handles etc, some of which show wear.
Most pieces have the pale blue bee hive on the bottom. There is also a lovely art nouveau woman's head in a circle on the back side of all pieces except cups and saucers. There are two scenes that repeat, one showing several women in a Neoclassical style, and the other two women holding grapes above a baby.
Measurements: platter is 14 diameter. Tallest pot is 9 with lid. Condition: The tallest pitcher has been badly broken but nicely repaired. For display, it is still very good. For use, not so good.
All the other pitchers and lids and sugar bowls are excellent with no chips, cracks etc, but some show some loss of gilding, as photos show. Also, 3 coffee cups and saucers, and 3 demitasse cups and saucers, are all excellent. In separate photo you will see 1 coffee cup and saucer, each with a chip, and 1 demitasse with bad chip and its saucer broken in half and glued. I have held onto this set since I was very young and it is wonderful when displayed. If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Grandma, please don't roll over in your grave -- your set is going to someone who will cherish it as we did. Also, if your country charges an additional tariff, this is your responsibility to pay. I will not falsely mark contents. Add a map to your own listings.
The item "ANTIQUE FULL COFFEE CHOCOLATE SET ANGELICA KAUFFMAN COBALT GILT CZECH PORCELAIN" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Plates & Chargers".
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