" YOU can't be at the pole and the equator at the same time.
You must choose your own line, as I hope to do,
and it will probably be color."
- Vincent van Gogh
A Berlin porcelain iron-red and gold ground faux pietra dura and micro-mosaic part service. ca 1815.
Each piece finely painted in imitation of pietra dura and micro-mosaic with alternating panels of birds, butterflies and urns, the finials as sphinxes set on diamonds of imitation lapis lazuli, comprising: a teapot and cover, a tea-caddy and cover, a sugar-bowl and cover, a cream-jug, two cups and saucers and an oblong octagonal tray.