10 July 2007
A MEISSEN BAMBERG-PATTERN PLATE
CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AND K FOR KRETSCHMAR
The centre decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, yellow, green and turquoise enriched in gilding with flowering branches of peony, prunus and chrysanthemum and a moth in flight, within a double concentric underglaze blue circle cartouche, the border with a band of iron-red scrolling foliage divided by turquoise and yellow flowerheads, the underside with two underglaze blue and iron-red flowering prunus branches (slight wear to well)
8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam.
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