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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A MEISSEN CRAYFISH-PATTERN PLATE

    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, FOOTRIM WITH DREHER'S INCISED AND BLUE * MARK

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    A MEISSEN CRAYFISH-PATTERN PLATE
    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, FOOTRIM WITH DREHER'S INCISED AND BLUE * MARK
    The centre painted in underglaze blue with flowering shrubs, the well painted in colours with a broad turquoise-ground band with foliage and divided by four panels with black crayfish alternating with red crayfish, the border with three flower-sprays of indianische Blumen, within an underglaze blue diaper band and brown line rim (some wear to well and rim)
    8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) diam.


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    A similar example was sold by Christie's Geneva on 14th November 1983, lot 219. See also Rainer Rückert, Meissner Porzellan, 1710-1810 (Munich, 1966), no. 265.

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