A rare Meissen small circular dish circa 1735
Lot 47
A rare Meissen small circular dish circa 1735
Sold for £24,000 (US$ 40,339) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Meissen small circular dish
circa 1735
Painted in the well with four elaborate gilt scrollwork pedestals enclosing trellis panels filled with Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red and purple scrollwork, each supporting a chinoiserie vignette, enclosed by a gilt trellis border around the well, the rim painted with four landscape panels within gilt and Böttger lustre cartouches against a band of gilt foliate scrollwork incorporating Böttger lustre panels and demi-flower heads, the reverse with three sprigs and scattered blooms of indianische Blumen, 18.4cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark (Rückert 1996, pl. 7, no. 10)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 12 June 1984, lot 131 (part);
    Acquired in the above sale

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 63

    Exhibited:
    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1999-2009

    In addition to the dishes of this type noted by Dieter Hoffmeister, two (diam: 21.3cm and 27.2cm) were in the pre-War collection of the Prague collector, Victor von Kahler (b. 1889), which was confiscated in 1962 and is now in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.
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