10 July 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 1,440
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A MEISSEN RED-DRAGON PATTERN PLATE
CIRCA 1735-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, DREHER'S E FOR ECKOLD
The border decorated with the sinuous red dragons between ribbon-tied precious objects, the centre with a flowerhead issuing foliage, within a shaped brown line rim (very slight wear to brown line rim)
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) wide
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The 'Red Dragon Service' was one of the first major dinner-services produced for the Saxon court. The earliest pieces were made around 1730, but the service was repeatedly supplemented.
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