Three plates from the Finck von Finkenstein service, in two different sizes
Lot 195
Two Meissen plates and a dish from the Fink von Finkenstein service Circa 1760
£4,500 - 5,000
US$ 7,000 - 7,800

Lot Details
Two Meissen plates and a dish from the Fink von Finkenstein service
Circa 1760
Each moulded with the 'Dulong' pattern, reserved with four panels around the rim, finely painted with birds in landscapes enclosed by trellis and flowers, the centre painted with fruit, flowers and leaves, the gilt-edged rim heightened in blue, 25.3cm and 29.8cm diam, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, impressed 22 (the plates) and 67 (dish), the dish incised // inside footrim (3)

Footnotes

  • From a service probably given by Frederick the Great to the Prussian Minister of State and Envoy, Count Karl Wilhelm Fink von Finkenstein (1714-1800), one of the Prussian king's most trusted advisors. Finkenstein was Prussian envoy to the courts of Sweden, Denmark and Russia, and in 1757 received the famous order from Frederick in which the king specified what was to happen in the event of his death. The service was probably a gift from the king himself; see Britzke 2007, p. 24, for another plate from the service. Three plates from the service were sold in these Rooms, 3 December 2008, lot 166, and another was sold from the Hoffmeister Collection, 25 November 2009, lot 98.
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