|7 1/2" Diameter
This pattern features a wide border of raised leaves in 24K gold.
The Meissen “X-Form" Service is a product of the period from the 1840's to the 1890's, when Ernst August Leuteritz (1818-1893), director of Meissen's design studio, created this beautiful table service. The distinguishing characteristic of this period was the use of styles from the past, from Romanesque to Rococo.
The“X-Form" is distinguished by its striking grapevine relief which graces the rims of the flat service pieces, as well as the pedestals of the cups, bowls, teapot and coffeepots.
The history of porcelain manufacturing in Europe begins in Meissen, Germany near Dresden, the cradle of European porcelain. Apart from the short-lived production of the Medici factory in Florence in the 1560's, Meissen was the first successful producer of hard-paste porcelain - or true porcelain - in Europe. Meissen's products, and those of its imitators, who came later, destroyed the supremacy of the oriental porcelain that had held a virtual monopoly in the world since Marco Polo opened the china trade in 1295.
In the 17th and 18th centurie