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A MEISSEN IRON-RED MOSAIK GROUND PART SERVICE

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A MEISSEN IRON-RED MOSAIK GROUND PART SERVICE
CIRCA 1770, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARKS

Painted in colours with shepherds and shepherdesses tending their flocks within landscape vignettes, the borders gilt with mosaic on an iron-red band within gilt dentil and rocaille scroll edges suspending scattered flower sprays (minimal wear to gilt edges), comprising:

Two oval soup tureens and covers, each with artichoke and radish finial and raised on rocaille scroll feet rising into branch handles (both finials with chipped leaves, tiny nick to tip of one foot scroll)--14in. (35.6cm.) wide overall
Four lozenge-shaped sauce tureens and covers (one tureen incised SP, minor chips to leaves of artichoke finials, small chip to underside of one cover rim, one lobe of one tureen cracked through and restuck)--6½in. (15.2cm.) wide
A pierced two-handled lozenge-shaped basket and rocaille stand (basket and stand impressed, tips of leaves on the pineapple finial of the stand chipped, one branch handle restored)--12 1/8in. (30.7cm.) long overall
An oval platter (impressed H)--17 7/8in. (45.5cm.) long
An oval platter (impressed star)--15½in. (31.3cm.) long An oval platter (impressed star)--13 5/8in. (34.6cm.) long Three oval platters (one unmarked, two impressed K)--11½in. (29.2cm.) long
Three small oval platters--7½in. (19cm.) long
Two circular shallow bowls (both with impressed K, dreher's / and iron-red decorator's X, one with two rim chips and associated cracks)--9¾in. (24.7cm.) diam.
Four asparagus servers (unmarked)--3in. (7.6cm.) long
Twelve soup plates (pressnummer 13 on eleven, one with footrim chips, two with a rim chip, two with slightly more wear to the gilding)--8¾in. (22.3cm.) diam.
Twenty-eight dinner plates (pressnummer 13 on twenty-one and 13P on six, one pressnummer 46, some wear to gilt edges, sixteen with rim-chips, three with footrim chips)--9¼in. (23.5cm.) diam. (63)
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Berkenhausen, 1910 (acquired at auction in Yorkshire)
By descent through the family
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