Aynsley coffee set

An Aynsley coffee set, the cans with silver holders, Charles S. Green & Co., Birmingham, 1910 Retailed by Weir & Sons, Dublin

Comprising six coffee cans and six saucers decorated with floral festoons, in case, retailer’s label of Weir & Sons, Dublincoffee set sold645 1910 weir & sonSold recently £687 Sotheby’s

Vienna-style part dessert service

A Vienna-style part dessert service Aynsley porcelain, late 19th centuryVienna-style part dessert serviceEach piece painted by E. Baerschneider, signed, with a gilt-edged circular panel depicting various historical and mythological subjects, titled on the reverse and including `Venus u. Amor’, `Paris u. Helena’, and `König Karl v. England’, against a dark blue ground embellished with flowers, foliage and scroll work in gilding, shaped gilt-edged rims,

Eduard Baerschneider is recorded as a porcelain painter in Dresden at the end of the 19th century.  For details of subjects in which he specialize see W.Neuwirth, Porzellanmaler-Lexikon 1840-1914, Vol.I, p.113.

Sold recently as part of a part set at Sotherby’s £4320 March 2014