Dessert service, rococo

Meissen, Germany, c. 1737–1763.


7,0 cm x 45,0 cm x 33,0 cm.

This dinnerware set includes a tray and eight lidded pots de crème (also known as jelly pots) with bird motifs. In typical fashion of the Rococo period, the tray is asymmetrical. In the middle it has a figurine depicting a female gardener. Lidded dessert pots were manufactured by most European porcelain factories, as well as by factories in China.