A pair of Meissen dessert plate from a tableservice made for Frederick the Great, decorated with birds, fruit and flowers under a pierced border
Lot 189
A pair of Meissen dessert plates from a table service made for Frederick the Great, circa 1760
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,738) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Meissen dessert plates from a table service made for Frederick the Great, circa 1760
Decorated with birds, fruit and flowers under a pierced basket weave border, 23.2cm, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue and impressed 22 (2)

Footnotes

  • See Samuel Wittwer, Friedrich der Große und das Meißener Porzellan, in Keramos 208 (2010), pp. 17-80, for a detailed discussion of the porcelain ordered at the Meissen manufactory by Frederick the Great of Prussia. This service included a total of 120 dessert plates (of the small size) that were delivered in installments.
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