Platte aus dem Christie-Miller-Service, Meissen
Lot 104
A Meissen octagonal plate from the Christie-Miller service, circa 1740
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 32,000 - 41,000

Lot Details
A Meissen octagonal plate from the Christie-Miller service, circa 1740
Painted in the centre with a scene of figures and horsemen flanking a statue by a river with a palace on the opposite bank, within a gilt trellis border reserved with four quatrelobe panels with puce landscape vignettes, the rim with a border of gilt foliate scrollwork reserved with four polychrome quatrelobe landscape panels, 22.7cm across, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed 22 (very minor wear)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of The Trustees of the late S.R. Christie-Miller, sold by Sotheby & Co. London, 7 July 1970, lot 9 (part);
    Anon. sale, Christie's Geneva, 9 May 1988, lot 54

    Sixty-one pieces of this service, said to have been purchased by Samuel Christie-Miller in 1840 from a member of the Orleans family, were sold by his descendants in 1970. Two other octagonal plates of the service are in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection in the Lustheim Palace (A. Schommers/ M. Grigat-Hunger, Meißener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts (2004), nos. 103-104); another plate is in the Carabelli Collection (U. Pietsch, Frühes Meißener Porzellan Sammlung Carabelli (2000), no. 118); an octagonal bowl and an oval dish, the latter a gift of Horst Hoffmeister, are in the Museum for Decorative Arts in Hamburg (J. Lessmann, Porzellan. Glanzstücke der Sammlung des Museums für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (2006), p. 38). A plate from the Hoffmeister Collection was sold in these Rooms, 24 November 2010, lot 52.
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