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Rococo Porcelain

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Derby Porcelain Figure of Neptune with a Dolphin, 1765-1830
Located in London, GB
This is a gorgeous porcelain figure of Neptune with a dolphin, shaped by Derby possibly as early as around the year 1765, and finished by Bloor Derby in 1829 or 1830. The figure is i...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Pair of Figurines with Jug Pitcher by Eberlein Models 1234 907 made 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
MEISSEN STUNNING PAIR OF FIGURINES OF VERY INTERESTING APPEARANCE: PEASANT AND PEASANT WOMAN WITH JUG / PITCHER MODELS 1234 & 907 MEASURES: PEASANT WOMAN height: 7.87 inches (= 20...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Painted Lidded Box Relief Decoration Chinoiseries Made circa 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen gorgeous lidded box with multicolored decorations (Chinoiseries) of relief type Measures: height: 10.0 cm (3.93 inches) width: 14.0 cm (5.51 inches) depth: 11.5 cm (4....
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1850s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Rococo Cherubs Cupids Figurines with Flowers Model 2372 Kaendler 1755-60
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen lovely figurines of stunning appearance: cherubs with flowers model 2372 SIZE: height: 6.49 inches (= 16.5 cm) width: 6.37 inches (= 16.2 cm) depth: 3.54 inc...
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

19th C Meissen Porcelain Allegorical Group of Three Putti with Musical Motifs
Located in New York, NY
A Beautiful 19th century Meissen Porcelain allegorical grouping of three putti with musical Motifs. One putti is seen with a trumpet in his hand, the other putti is seen playing a ly...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Meissen Porcelain Chinoiserie Figural Sweetmeat Dishes, J.J. Kandler
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of Meissen porcelain chinoiserie figural sweetmeat dishes, after a model by J.J. Kandler Each with a Malabar chinoiserie figure seated on a sea-shell and holding a bowl ...
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Mid-20th Century German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Tea Pot with Animal Spout and Flower Decoration Rococo Period circa 1740
Located in Vienna, AT
Early and rare piece From The Meissen/Germany Manufactory Dating: made circa 1740 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish Technique: handmade porcelain, finest painting Spec...
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Early 18th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Porcelain Candleholders, after Models from Sèvres, France
Located in Madrid, ES
"Children and pigeons." Inspired by models from the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres (France). The shape of the bases brings the works closer to examples related to the Rococo. The ...
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20th Century European Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Pair of Porcelain Candelabra, Putti Four Seasons, Late 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a spectacular pair of four-sconce candelabra made by Meissen in the last quarter of the 19th Century. The top parts of the candelabra are loose so they can be cleaned separat...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Pair of Cachepots Planters Flower Blossoms Rococo Period c. 1750
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen gorgeous pair of cachepots / planters stunningly decorated with flower blossoms, made in Rococo Period / circa 1750. The white porcelain surface is ornamented with finest ...
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18th Century and Earlier German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Large Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain "Day & Night" Figures of Putti
Located in New York, NY
A Fantastic and Large Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain "Day & Night" Figures of Putti. Each is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the finest Meissen artists. They are ...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

18th Century Frankenthal Group of Playing Children by Johann Peter Melchior
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A very amusing figure group modelled by Johann Peter Melchior (1742-1825) in hard-paste porcelain painted in various colours. Composed of five playing children, on an oval rocky moun...
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Late 18th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Seasons Figurines Cupids Allegory of Spring Model 2502 Kaendler
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen lovely figurines of stunning appearance: Cherubs presented as allegory of spring (= seasons' group of figurines) Model 2502 Measures: height 6.89 inches (17.5 cm) widt...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Derby Figure of Shepherdess with Garlanded Lamb, ca 1760
Located in London, GB
This is a charming Derby figure of a shepherdess with a garlanded lamb, made in or shortly after 1760. The figure is one half of a set called the "Garland Shepherds"; originally she ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Motto Child by Acier Vintage Je Les Ramène, circa 1880
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen very lovely figurine: Motto Child By M.V.acier / Je Les Ramène (= I'll Get Them Back). Manufactory: Meissen Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Sword Mark (underglazed). First qu...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Potpourri Vase Wine Grapes Monkey Model 1002 by Eberlein Made circa 1860
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen nice Potpourri vase: Monkey eating wine grapes / lady with boy The details are stunningly scupltured = finest modelling! Design: Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1696-1749) / ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Early 18th Century Meissen Oval Wall Beveled Mirror Pair of Cherubs, Germany
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Fine German Meissen porcelain beveled wall mirror with a pair of figural cherubs. Finely modelled as an elegant 18th century piece of art, hand painted white porcelain china with cob...
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Early 18th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

A 19th C. Meissen Porcelain Flower Encrusted Tea Pot w/ Meissen Porcelain Stand
Located in New York, NY
A Fantastic and Large 19th Century Meissen Porcelain Flower Encrusted Tea Pot with Meissen Porcelain Stand and Original Carrying Case. The body is truly marvelous with a plethora of...
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1880s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Bronze

Meissen Wife of Tailor on Goat Model 155 by Eberlein, circa 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen stunning figurine: Wife of tailor riding on goat Manufactory:  Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1850 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting ...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Magnificent and Rare 19th Century Life-Sized Meissen Porcelain, Turkey
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent and rare life-sized 19th century Meissen Porcelain figure of a Turkey. This is truly an exceptional piece. The figurine has been outstandingly hand carved and sculpted ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Six Setting 1940s Herend ‘Rothschild Bird’ Porcelain Dinner Service with Platter
Located in London, GB
This classic and desirable Hungarian porcelain dinner service by Herend dates back to the 1940s. The design in Circa 18th style feature the ‘Rothschild Bird’ pattern. Songbirds set...
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1940s Hungarian Vintage Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Coffee Cup, Bow Porcelain Factory, circa 1749
Located in Melbourne, AU
Of Chinese export form with loop handle; the body imaginatively painted in a bright ‘early blue’ underglaze with pine, rock and bamboo after the Chinese. Yellow tinged body; clear gl...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Derby Porcelain Figure of Female Ranelagh Dancer, Rococo 1759-1769
Located in London, GB
This is a sublimely made porcelain figure of the female "Ranelagh Dancer", made by Derby between 1759 and 1769, which was the Rococo era. The figure would originally have had a male ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Nymphenburg Frankenthal Figurine 'Guitar Player', Germany, 1923
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare figurine from the former manufacturer Frankenthal. The young man, dressed in Rococo style: black knee breeches, white stockings, fitted, white, striped jacket with puffed ...
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1920s German Vintage Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair Antique 18c Meissen Vergiss Meinnicht Pattern Porcelain Plates with Flowers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine pair of antique Vergiss Meinnicht (Forget-me-not) pattern plates. By the Royal Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. Decorated with Deutsche Blumen floral sprays to the center incl...
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18th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Antique Florally Decorated Porcelain Lamps
Located in London, GB
Pair of antique florally decorated porcelain lamps French, 19th century Measures: With shades: Height 101cm, width 49cm, depth 36cm Without shades: Height 69cm, width 33cm, depth ...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Antique Rococo Style Russian Porcelain Candlesticks
Located in London, GB
These exquisite porcelain candlesticks were made in the 19th century by the famous Russian Popov Manufactory. The candlesticks are Rococo in their style. They feature knopped stem...
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19th Century Russian Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

4 Antique Meissen Porcelain Footed Frauenkopf Salt Cellars with Puce Flowers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine set of 4 antique Meissen porcelain salt cellars. Modelled after salts originally designed for the Sulkowski service by Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1696-1749). Havin...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Porcelain Garniture with Flowers and Angels. Germany, circa 1900
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Porcelain garniture with flowers and angels. Germany, circa 1900. Candelabras dimensions: 26 cm depth, 27 cm width, 52 cm height. Clock dimensions: 16 cm depth, 36 cm width, 54 c...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Incredible 19th Century Meissen Porcelain Covered Urn Emblematic of Autumn
Located in New York, NY
An incredible and truly monumental 19th century Meissen Porcelain Covered urn emblematic of autumn. This is one of the most incredible and spectacular displays of Meissen Porcelain w...
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1880s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Teichert Large Platter Excellently Painted, 19th Century
Located in Vienna, AT
MEISSEN TEICHERT GORGEOUS SERVING PLATTER WITH STUNNING PAINTING: THERE IS PURPLE RED ( = PURPUR CAMAIEU IN GERMAN ) PICTURE PAINTING IN MIDDLE AREA VISIBLE, DEPICTING LOVELY LIT...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Continental Floral Painted Porcelain Dinner Service
Located in London, GB
An antique continental floral painted porcelain dinner service Continental, c.1900 Largest plate: 36cm in diameter, 5cm in depth Smaller plates: 23.5cm in diameter, 2.5cm in depth. ...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Set of 5 Meissen Figures Emblematic of the Senses by J.J. Kändler and Eberlein
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent and fully complete set of 5 Meissen figures emblematic of the senses: Hearing, smell, touch, taste, and sight, Modeled by J.J. Kändler and J.F. Eberlein. These figures ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Group of Three Dogs Model 2104, Johann Joachim Kaendler circa 1830-1840
Located in Vienna, AT
MEISSEN MOST LOVELY ANIMAL FIGURINES: GROUP OF THREE DOGS Stunningly painted in most lifelike manner (the dogs are painted in dark and bright brown as well as red brown and white...
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1830s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Large Antique Blush & Turquoise Royal Worcester Vases & Covers by W Hale
Located in Antrim, GB
Magnificent pair of large antique hand painted blush ivory and turquoise Royal Worcester vases & covers, exquisitely gilded & decorated with flowers. Each signed W Hale Dated 1909 ...
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Early 20th Century English Rococo Porcelain

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Porcelain Mythological Group of Triton by Meissen
Located in London, GB
Porcelain mythological group of Triton by Meissen German, 19th century Measures: Height 31cm, width 27cm, depth 17cm This large and impressive Meissen porcelain group depicts a ...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Lidded Box in Hand Painted Porcelain with Flowers and Gold Decoration
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Antique lidded box in hand painted porcelain with flowers and gold decoration on a purple background. Sevres style, early 20th century. Measures: 8 x 4.5 cm. In excellent conditi...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Revelry Groups
Located in New Orleans, LA
This charming pair of Meissen porcelain figures celebrates the essence of Revelry. First modeled by the renowned Johann Joachim Kändler on bases by Peter Reinicke, circa 1767, these ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Fine Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Rabbit after a Model by J. J. Kandler
Located in New York, NY
A fine Meissen Porcelain rabbit figure, after a model by J.J. Kandler; with blue double-crossed swords underglaze mark including a blue dot between swords, Indicative of the Pfeiffer...
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1920s German Vintage Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of French 19th Century Jacob Petit Porcelain Green-Ground Pot-Pourri Vases
Located in New York, NY
A Large Pair of French 19th Century Jacob Petit Porcelain Green-Ground Pot-Pourri Vases and Covers, Marked 'JP' on Bottom of Each. Each is of square form with a fantastic green grou...
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1850s French Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Oval Wall Mirror Pair of Cherubs Vintage, circa 1870
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen wall mirror with cherubs Manufactory:  Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1870 Material: white porcelain , glossy finish Technique: porcelain (modelled and fired...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Meissen Porcelain Figures of Parrots
Located in New York, NY
Although invented by the Chinese centuries before, the making of porcelain was a closely guarded secret. As more and more examples of this craft left China via the Silk road and the ...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Le Tallec Set of 4 Demitasse Cups and Matching Tray with Profuse Raised Gilding
Located in Boston, MA
This is an exquisite Le Tallec set that includes four demitasse cups and saucers with a tray with a matching pattern. All the cups and saucers and the tray are embellished in raised ...
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1950s French Vintage Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pr. 19th Century Meissen Porcelain 4-Seasons Reticulated Basket-Top Centerpieces
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic pair of 19th century Meissen porcelain Four-Seasons Reticulated Basket-Top Centerpieces with Meissen Porcelain Bases. Each of these is emblematic of the four seasons whic...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Group, Court Jesters Froehlich & Schmiedel, by Kaendler, Germany ca 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
Representation of the two court pocket players of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland in elaborate robes: Joseph Fröhlich with his usual pointed hat, short wais...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Small Rococo Wall Consoles in the Style of Meissen Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
Two rocaille brackets in enamelled porcelain in the style of Meissen manufacture. They are decorated with winged putti draped in purple and individualized flowers. This very fine wor...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Dinner Service, 189 Pieces
Located in New Orleans, LA
Comprising an incredible 189 pieces, this impressive Meissen porcelain dinner service is an exceptional example of the firm's prized dinnerware. The bodies are crafted in the <em>New...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Fine Vintage Samson Porcelain Bolognese or Bichon Dog Figurine
By J.J. Kaendler, Samson & Cie
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Samson porcelain model of a Bolognese dog. Modeled after the figurines that Kaendler designed for Meissen in 18th century. A classic form that is always in style! The...
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20th Century French Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Rococo Style Hand Painted Ceramic Cachepot with Gilt Decoration, E.U., 20th C.
Located in Chatham, ON
Vintage Rococo style hand painted and gilded ceramic cachepot - featuring floral panels to the front and back - gold gilt scrolls, flowers and butterflies with lion's head mask handl...
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20th Century European Rococo Porcelain

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Gold Leaf

Meissen Genre Group 'Joy of Childhood', by M.v. Acier, circa 1870
Located in Vienna, AT
Rococo group of children: The older girl in dress and hat helping her little sibling with ratchet in hand from the cradle to play together, blankets and toys are spread out on the fl...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Meissen Schneeballen and Intricately Ormolu-Mounted Potpourri Vases
Located in New York, NY
A very unusual and rare pair of Meissen Schneeballen and intricately ormolu mounted potpourri vases with covers. The vases are supported by finely detailed dragons with accompanying ...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Ormolu

Chelsea-Derby Chocolate Cup Set, Gilt Stripes, Puce Flowers, Rococo 1770-1775
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful chocolate cup set made by Chelsea-Derby between 1770 and 1775, which was the Rococo era. The set consists of a cup, a saucer and a cover, and is decorated in a st...
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1770s English Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

19th C. Meissen Porcelain Rococo 4 Seasons Clock & Candelabra Garniture Set
Located in New York, NY
An impressive and rare 19th century Meissen Porcelain four seasons clock and Candelabra Garniture set. Comprised of three individual pieces, which include a gorgeous clock and two ma...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Bronze

Collection of Fourteen Porcelain Plates by Various German Makers
Located in London, GB
Collection of fourteen porcelain plates by various German makers German, circa 1900 Measures: Largest height 4cm, diameter 23cm Smallest height 3cm, diameter 19cm Each of the f...
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Early 1900s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Commedia Dell' Arte Group 'Harlequin & Columbina', by Kaendler, ca 1860
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare 19th century Meissen porcelain group: Harlequin and Columbine seated side by side on a rock and teasing each other: Harlequin in brown playing card patterned jacket, pink ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Rosenthal Classic Rose Coffee Service for Six People in Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rosenthal Classic Rose coffee service for six people in hand painted porcelain with romantic scenes, Mid-20th century. Consisting of six coffee cups with saucers, coffee pot, sugar...
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Mid-20th Century German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Large KPM Berlin Porcelain Polychrome Reliefzierat Divided Dish or Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine divided porcelain dish in the Reliefzierat pattern. By the K.P.M. Royal Berlin Porcelain Manufactory. Modeled after the services supplied to Frederick the Great of Pru...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Rare 19th C. Meissen ‘Schneeballen’ 'Snowball' Covered Bowl & Plate W/ Birds
Located in New York, NY
A Rare 19th Century Meissen Porcelain ‘Schneeballen’ (Snowball) Covered Bowl and Underplate with Encrusted Flowers, Vines, Leaves, and Birds. This piece is very rare and extremely hi...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

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