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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN TOPOGRAPHICAL SOUP-PLATES FROM THE ‘STADHOUDER' SERVICE

    CIRCA 1772-1774, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARKS, L. BELOW THE FIRST AND A LINE BELOW THE SECOND

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    A PAIR OF MEISSEN TOPOGRAPHICAL SOUP-PLATES FROM THE ‘STADHOUDER' SERVICE
    CIRCA 1772-1774, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARKS, L. BELOW THE FIRST AND A LINE BELOW THE SECOND
    Each painted with a named view, 'De Dam, met het Stadhuis/en de Waagte Amsterdam.' and 'Het Huiswelte Vreede/van Voorentezien', within a gilt and ochre rocaille cartouche, the border painted with bouquets within oval gilt foliate scroll cartouches, within a blue feathered border and gilt dentil rim (very minor wear to gilding)
    9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) diam.


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    The present dishes are from the 'Stadhouder' or 'Holländischen' service, made for Stadhouder Wilhelm V of Holland as a gift from the Dutch East India Company. See footnote to the following lot. A bowl from the service is illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810, Munich, 1966, pl. 153, no. 654 and a plate from the service was sold in these Rooms on 16 November 2010, lot 162.

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    Provenance

    Willem V of Orange, Stadhouder of the United Provinces of Holland.
    William Beckford Collection, Fonthill Abbey, sold at the Abbey, 1st October 1823.