29 October 2002
A MEISSEN COBALT-BLUE GROUND RETICULATED PLATE
Late 19th century, blue crossed swords mark, impressed border pattern no. 63 and 9.
Finely painted after Boucher with an eighteenth century couple in a rural landscape exchanging flowers, within a chased gilt cartouche, the border pierced as lattice work alternating with panels of forget-me-nots
10in. (25.4cm.) diam.
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See anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 28 and 29 April 1999 lots 112 and 118 for similar pierced examples.
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