12 December 2002
A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE PLATE
Circa 1725, blue crossed swords mark
The center with indianische Blumen and radiating motifs in Böttger lustre and gold, the border with two panels of Chinoiserie figures and two of harbor scenes within lustre and gold cartouches (small rim chip)
8½in. (22cm.) diameter
Franz and Margarethe Oppenheim.
Anonymous sale, Christie's Geneva, 12 November 1984, lot 168.
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Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Sammlung Franz und Margarethe Oppenheim, pl. 80, no. 181 (with its matching Wochenterrine)
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