I just love Angelica Kauffman’s art, and I adore writing about her. Kauffman (1741-1807) was a master of Neo-Classical history painting – one of the only women to ever pursue this most prestigious of genres. Learn about her in my recent article for DailyArt Magazine.
Alexandra Kiely, aka A Scholarly Skater, is an art historian based in the northeastern United States. She loves wandering down the dark and dusty corners of art history and wholeheartedly believes in visual art's ability to enrich every person's life.
Her favorite periods of art history are 19th-century American painting and medieval European art and architecture. When she not looking at, reading about, writing about, or teaching art, she's probably ice dancing or reading.
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Hello Alexandra, My daughter was having a tea party this past weekend and I pulled out an old tea set I inherited from a relative. The name next to the paintings on the tea set is Angelica Kauffman. I know it is very old, and some items I have were brought over from Europe during WWII. who could I go to to find out the authenticity of this? Thank you so much for your time. Rhonda
Thank you for stopping by! That sounds like a lovely tea set to inherit. 🙂
Since Angelica Kauffman was a well-liked and fashionable painter, her art was sometimes used by European porcelain companies as designs for their wares. A quick search brought up several examples of different patterns being resold on eBay, Etsy, and online auctions. You should be able to tell which company made your set based on the maker’s mark, which is usually inscribed on the underside of each piece. There are both books and websites that can help you identify the company and possibly the time period associated with your mark. Good luck!