The Wallace Collection

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The Augsburg Service
  • Toilet Service
  • The Augsburg Service
  • Johann Hagemair (1717 - 1784) , Silversmith , (mirror)
  • Johann Philipp Heckenauer (1705 - 1793), (candlesticks and tray U5)
    Johann Martin I Satzger (c. 1707 - 1785), (ewer, basin, clothesbrush, clothes whisk, pincushion, boxes U13 and U14, U18 - U20, cupholders and cups and trays U49 - U50)
    Gottlieb Satzger (c. 1709 - 1783), (Boxes U15 - U17, plate, covered goblet, trays U46 - U47 and bowl and cover)
    Jakob Wilhelm Kolb (c. 1743-1782), (coffee-pot, milk jug, tea pot, spirit lamp, tea caddies)
    Christian II Drentwett (1729 - 1801), (salver, covered bowl and inkstand)
    Abraham IV Warnberger (1716 - 1793), (spoons U35 - U40 and U43 and fork)
    Johann Jakob Weitbrett (c. 1736 - 1790), (knife)
    Possibly Johan Jakob Winkler, (marrow-spoon)
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • 1767 - 1773
  • Silver, gold, glass, velvet, hog bristles, ebony, porcelain, steel and gold braid, case of wood, leather, velvet and iron
  • Object size: 85 x 57 x 36 cm, mirror
    Object size: 25.7 x 27.5 cm, ewer
    Object size: 5.8 x 41.4 x 30.6 cm, basin
  • Maker's mark: underlined H
    Maker's mark: IPH in a trefoil
    Maker's mark: IMS
    Maker's mark: GS
    Maker's mark: IWK
    Maker's mark: CD
    Maker's mark: AW in coinjoined oblong
    Maker's mark: IIW
    Maker's mark: indistinct
    Town mark: Augsburg, Germany 1767 - 1769
    Town mark: Augsburg, Germany 1769 - 1771
    Town mark: Augsburg, Germany, 1771 - 1773
    Cutler's mark: resembling a D
    Cutler's mark: indistinct
  • W225-278
  • West Room
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Toilet services were an integral part of the levée (French) or lever (German), the elaborate morning ritual at which wealthy members of society received favoured guests. The German city of Augsburg became the leading centre of their production in the eighteenth century. Although the original owner of this service is unknown, it is one of the finest to survive, decorated in the full-blown German 'rokoko' style. It contains fifty five pieces for both the toilet and the breakfast meal, but would have had some additional porcelain items now missing. Among the toilet items are the mirror, candlesticks and snuffers as well as various boxes and bottles. The breakfast items include coffee and tea pots, a hot-milk jug and an individual setting with knife, fork and spoon.