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    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A LARGE MEISSEN IMARI DISH

    CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND K MARK FOR KRETZSCHMAR AND DREHER'S X

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    A LARGE MEISSEN IMARI DISH
    CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND K MARK FOR KRETZSCHMAR AND DREHER'S X
    The center painted in bright colors with chrysanthemum and other flowers, the border with eight shield-shaped flower panels divided by blue lappets flanked by fringed panels with zig-zags in iron-red, puce and gold, the reverse with prunus sprays in blue and iron-red
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) diameter


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    Many variants of this basic pattern were produced at Meissen from 1730 onwards. The present example is conspicuous both for the bright colored enamels in the floral decoration and for its size. A plate in the Syz Collection also painted by Kretzschmar is illustrated by Syz, Miller and Rückert, Catalogue of the Hans Syz Collection, Meissen Porcelain and Hausmalerei, Washington, D.C., 1979, fig. 123, where they list numerous other similar examples.

    Johann David Kretzschmar was born at Würzen in May 1697 and died at Meissen in 1765. He was apparently at Meissen by 1726.

    Provenance

    Fine Continental Ceramics from the Siegfried & Lola Kramarsky Collection; Christie's, New York, 30 October 1993, lot 18.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF GEORGE & LESLEY SCHOEDINGER