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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 74

    A MEISSEN GOLDCHINESEN PLATE

    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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    A MEISSEN GOLDCHINESEN PLATE
    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
    Decorated in the manner of the Seuter workshop with a vignette of chinoiserie figures by pedestals and fences, surrounded by four lesser vignettes within a gilt line border, slight patches of wear to centre
    8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) diam.


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    Although normally associated with the Seuter and Aufenwerth workshops in Augsburg, Goldchinesen decoration was also carried out in the Meissen factory. In 1727 Höroldt's own studio started to apply gold decoration. The current plate with its precisely executed chinoiserie scenes has drawn direct inspiration from the Schulz Codex. The panel depicting a kneeling figure in prayer before a deity can clearly be seen to have been taken from the Codex on sheet no. 54.

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    Provenance

    Sold Christie's Geneva, 10 November 1986, lot 198.
    Acquired from Reichert, Munich.


    Literature

    Siegfried Ducret, Meissener Porcelain bemalt in Augsburg, 1718 bis um 1750, Braunschweig, 1972, Vol. I, pl. 191. Also see pl. 193 for the engraving by Jeremias Wolff from which one of the border subjects is inspired.