New York, Park Avenue
21 May 1997
A LARGE MEISSEN ARMORIAL DISH FROM THE SWAN SERVICE
Circa 1737-41, incised // and former's mark _ for Grund Sr., modelled by J.J. Kändler and J.F. Eberlein for Count Brühl
The shell-patterned surface moulded in low relief with two swans and a heron among bulrushes, fish and shells, another heron in flight, the borders painted with indianische Blumen flanking the coat-of-arms, the shaped rim enriched with gilding
13 3/8in. (34cm.) diam.
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The Arms are those of Heinrich Graf von Brühl, Director of the Meissen factory from 1735-63 and his wife Gräfin Franziska von Kolowrat-Krakowska whom he married in 1737.
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