11 December 2007
A MEISSEN BAMBERG-PATTERN DEEP PLATE
CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, DREHER'S , MARK AND PAINTER'S K FOR KRETSCHMAR
The centre decorated in underglaze blue, yellow, iron-red, turquoise and green enriched in gilding with branches of flowering peony, prunus and chrysanthemum and with two exotic insects in flight, within a double concentric underglaze blue circle cartouche, the iron-red and gilt border with diaper-pattern reserved with panels of flowers and flowerheads, the underside with two sprays of underglaze blue and iron-red flowers (minute glazed-over rim chip from time of manufacture, very minor wear)
10 in. (25.4 cm.) diam.
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