An extremely rare Meissen plate from the 'Black and Gold-Striped' service circa 1735
Lot 40
An extremely rare Meissen plate from the 'Black and Gold-Striped' service circa 1735
Sold for £48,000 (US$ 81,858) inc. premium
Lot Details
An extremely rare Meissen plate from the 'Black and Gold-Striped' service
circa 1735
Superbly painted, perhaps by A.F. von Löwenfinck, the centre with a landscape vignette depicting a recumbent fantasy animal flanked by flowers, and further scattered blooms, a gold and black-striped border around the edge of the well, the brown-edged, wavy rim painted in enamels and gilding with a continuous landscape scene depicting European and chinoiserie figures, 21.5cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Probably Baron L. de Zoubaloff Collection, Moscow, to 1918;
    With Andreina Torre, Zürich;
    Acquired from the above in 1986

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 185

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

    From a table service with matching tea and coffee service variously dated between 1735-40, of which a large portion was until 1918 in the possession of Baron de Zoubaloff in Moscow. It has been suggested (Pietsch 1996, p. 230) that the service may have been delivered to the Russian Court). The painting on some pieces has been attributed to Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, who left the Meissen manufactory in 1736, though the presence of impressed numerals on some pieces proves that at least some of the service must date to 1739 or later.

    Numerous plates and dishes from the service remain in the State Museum of Ceramics in Kuskovo Palace in Moscow, while others were sold after the Russian Revolution. Three plates of this size were sold by the Soviet government at auction in Berlin in 1930 (Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 21-22 October 1930, lots 861-863), of which one (lot 861 - the only example illustrated in the sale catalogue) is now in the Arnhold Collection, New York (Cassidy-Geiger 2008, no. 182). Four other plates are in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim (Grigat-Hunger 2004, nos. 44-48).
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