10 July 2007
A MEISSEN BAMBERG-PATTERN PLATE
CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND DOT MARK, BLUE PAINTER'S 5.
The centre decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, yellow, green and turquoise enriched in gilding with branches of flowering prunus, peony and chrysanthemum and with a moth in flight, within a double concentric underglaze blue circle cartouche, the border with a band of iron-red scrolling foliage divided by yellow and turquoise flowerheads, the underside with two iron-red and underglaze blue branches of flowering prunus (slight wear to well)
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam.
Van Slyke Collection, sale Sotheby's New York, 26th September 1989, lot 31
With Segal, Basel.
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For similar examples in the Hoffmeister Collection, see D. Hoffmeister, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts Sammlung Hoffmeister (Hamburg, 1999), Vol. I, no. 167.
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