Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Berlin Afternoon Tea

" 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.

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