11 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
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.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium