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Winter Auctions 25.–26.11.2022

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Parts service of Zeppelin airship onboard porcelain
Heinrich & Co., Selb after 1935. Ivory-coloured porcelain with blue transfer print, painted in gold. 34 pieces. Including eleven dining plates, two starter plates, one creamer, ten mocha cups with ten saucers. Form «Cora» and decor with blue and gilt rim as well as the Zeppelin logo in front of a blue globe, in use since 1935, inscribed «Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (German airship company)». Stamped manufacturer's mark and stamped in iron-red «Heinrich-Elfenbein-Porzellan (Heinrich-ivory-porcelain)» as well as «Eigentum der deutschen Zeppelin-Reederei (property of the German Zeppelin airship company)».
Diam. (dining plate) 25,5, (starter plate) 20,5, H (creamer) 11, (mocha cup) 4, Diam. (saucer) 11 cm.
Simple and noble at the same time was the design by Franz Heinrich for the onboard tableware of the German Zeppelin fleet, which from 1935 bore the Zeppelin logo in front of a blue globe, and which was only produced for a short time. When the «Hindenburg» burst into flames during the landing in Lakehurst in 1937, the great age of airships was over. Among collectors, the onboard porcelain has long been a sought-after classic, which is available here in a rarely extensive collection.

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hammer price: 7000,- EUR
(starting price: 1200,- EUR)