A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE PLATE FROM THE EARL OF JERSEY SERVICE

Details
A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE PLATE FROM THE EARL OF JERSEY SERVICE
Circa 1735

Painted in the manner of Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck with European figures in a landscape by a winding river before a windmill within a border of scattered indianische Blumen and a shaped brown line rim (minute rim chip at 3 o'clock, wear to enamels and gilding, flaking to brown line rim), blue crossed swords mark
9 1/4in. (23.5cm.) diam.

Lot Essay

For the stylistic link to Löwenfinck, see Ralph Wark, 'Adam Friedrich von Löwenfink einer der bedeutensten deutschen Porzellan- und Fayencemaler des 18. Jahrhunderts 1714-1754', Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz Nr. 34, April 1956, pl. V, no. 12. See also Ralph Henry Wark and Mary Campbell Gristina, The Wark Collection - Early Meissen Porcelain, col. pl. 28 and nos. 176-188, nos. 177 and 179 for concealed L and FVL signatures further confirming the link to Löwenfinck. For a discussion of the 'Jersey Service', with reference to the engraved sources by Petrus Schenk, see A.L. den Blaauwen 'Keramik mit Chinoiserien nach Stichen von Petrus Schenk Jun.', Keramos, 31/66, Abb. 13.

Wares of this type fall into two groups, before and after the introduction of the Pressnummer. The present lot falls into those produced before the Pressnummer, and is the only one recorded that depicts a windmill.

Two plates from this service were sold by Sotheby's, 17th March 1987, lots 235 and 236, and two plates from the Anderson Collection were sold in these Rooms, 1 June 1992, lots 21 and 22
;

More from Ceramics

View All
View All