Porcelains as valuable collector's items

Porcelains for princely courts - exquisite collectibles with stable values

Precious pieces from the famous Swan Service of the Meissen Manufactory have been successfully sold by VAN HAM for years, they are and remain a highlight in every porcelain collection. The service, which was shaped between 1737 and 1742, was commissioned by Heinrich Graf von Brühl. The design was worked out and executed in close cooperation with the manufactory's most important modeller, Johann Joachim Kaendler. The history of the Swan Service is unique and therefore highly coveted among collectors: in his function as Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Privy Cabinet Minister, von Brühl commissioned the service, which is unparalleled. Never before had a service been created on such a scale and with such a lavish wealth of sculptural design. In addition to numerous plates and platters, it also includes large centerpieces, tureens and candlesticks.

In addition to the famous Swan Service, other heraldic services or services with famous courtly patrons are also highly prized. Due to their rarity, they are extremely stable in value and repeatedly achieve impressive top prices in our auctions. Examples include a small tureen with saucer from the Hennicke service and an exquisitely crafted coffee pot from the breakfast service of Maria Josepha of Saxony Poland, which impresses above all with its finely applied flowers. High-quality individual pieces or entire services by famous patrons are and remain a guarantee for high auction results.


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