11 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 26,900
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE PLATE
CIRCA 1728, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Painted by J.G. Höroldt, the centre with a 'salami' medallion, the well with a band of interlocking gilt scrolls and Böttger-lustre strapwork centred by lozenge-shaped panels, the border with gilt scrolls and strapwork centred by Böttger-lustre flowerheads and divided by four panels painted with Orientals at various pursuits on terraces, one scene with two figures kneeling below a rocky outcrop above them suspending drapes and vessels (?) on cords, within four elongated quatrefoil Böttger-lustre panel cartouches with gilt, red and purple scrolls, within a gilt band, the underside with three branches of indianische Blumen (one lozenge panel with area of wear, further slight areas of wear)
8½ in. (21.7 cm.) diam.
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A detail of the scene with figures kneeling below a rocky outcrop is illustrated overleaf. The scene is taken from the bottom left hand corner of sheet 8 of the Schulz Codex, which is illustrated on p. 75.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Anon., sale Christie's London, 17th October 1977, lot 8 (part).