Ambrosius Lamm Dresden Opera Set, Vintage Dinner Service


Ambrosius Lamm Dresden Opera Set, Vintage Dinner Service

Product# GT-001


Raritet Antique Gallery presents our extensive collection of magnificent Dresden Ambrosius Lamm Studio porcelain. Please see additional offerings.

This rare dinner service offering is famously known as the “Opera Set”. Only a few were ever made, and it is very rare that a dinner set was given a title. This set features some of the finest hand painted porcelain ever made, replete with exquisite detail, luminous color and lush imagery. All plates, bowls and cups are fully hand painted as a 360 degree panorama. The theme of this appropriately named set is that of Richard Wagner’s operas. Eleven different operas are represented, with various scenes for each. All pieces are carefully hand labeled underneath with the name of the opera and a brief description of the scene pictured. The set showcases phenomenally executed paintings of some of the most indelible characters in western musical drama, including Siegfried and Bruenhilde, Tristan and Isolde, Gottfried and the Flying Dutchman. Equally beautiful are the full color and varied landscapes that accompany each painted scene. Each piece is elaborately adorned with 24 karat gold, including copious raised detailing and a repeated motif of swans and lyres.

Complete set for six plus extra pieces. Full set includes the following pieces:

 9 Dinner plates,  8 Salad/Dessert plates,  7 Bread plates , 9 Soup/Bouillon bowls, 6 Soup saucers (additional closely matching pieces), 10 Tea cups, 6 Demitasse cups, 7 Demitasse saucers, 7 Dessert or Sherbet /Champagne footed coupes. 

Excellent condition for most pieces. Minor gilt wear on inner well of 1 demitasse saucer, some loss of gilt paste dots on two dinner plates, 1 salad plate has loss of gilt work on a swan neck and small part of a gilt band, 1 demitasse cup with hairline and 1 demitasse cup with small chip and hairline. Each piece is marked on bottom with the hand painted lamb and Dresden Made in Saxony. Pattern number 817

Circa 1930

Operas featured in this set include: Rienzi, Der Fliegende Hollander, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Tristan Und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung and Parsifal.

*Ambrosius Lamm began decorating porcelain in 1887 in Dresden Germany. He is renowned as one of the most important porcelain painters of his time. His work was among the most sought after and to this day it can be found in many world class porcelain collections. Extremely discerning, he only worked with the highest quality porcelain blanks from well-respected makers, such as Meissen, Rosenthal, KPM and Hutschenreuther. Lamm’s exceptionally detailed figures, lustre glazes and impasto work (raised gilt paste decorations) are painted in the style of Vienna, Meissen and Copenhagen.