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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    A MEISSEN IMARI PLATE

    1730-1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AND PAINTER'S Y

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    Estimate

    A MEISSEN IMARI PLATE
    1730-1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AND PAINTER'S Y
    Painted in the Imari palette with a central sprig of peony enriched in gilt and surrounded by five smaller flower sprays, the border with alternating lappet panels of either a single chrysanthemum or a stylized lotus flower on a blue ground, the tightly scalloped rim with a band of gilt Vitruvian scrolls, the underside with two grassy flowering plants alternating with prunus branches
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) diameter


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    See Herman Jedding, Meissener Porzellan des 18 C. in Hamburger Privatbesitz, Hamburg, 1982, p. 140, nos. 131, 132 (dated 1730) and the collection of Dr. Edward Schiffman, sold Sotheby's New York, 20 October 1994, lot 229 for other examples.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Dorotheum Kunstabteilung, Vienna, 21 March 1969, lot 1051.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 20 October 1997, lot 613.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS