A rare Meissen plate circa 1735-40
Lot 59
A rare Meissen plate circa 1735-40
Sold for £4,080 (US$ 6,338) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Meissen plate
circa 1735-40
Of lobed octagonal form, the well painted with scattered insects and three flowers, the moulded, gilt-edged panels around the rim painted with four landscape vignettes with Watteauesque figures and single insects and flowers, the pierced edge of the rim embellished in gilding, 23.5cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark + (Rückert 1996, pl. 6, no. 4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Christie's Geneva, 11 May 1987, lot 185;
    Acquired in the above sale

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 200

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

    The similarity of the pierced border to that of the plates belonging to the service given to the Empress Elisabeth of Russia (see lot 71), raises the possibility that this plate may have been a sample for the decoration of the service.
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