20 May 2008
A MEISSEN IMARI PLATE
1730-1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK AND PAINTER'S Y
Painted in the Imari palette with a central sprig of peony enriched in gilt and surrounded by five smaller flower sprays, the border with alternating lappet panels of either a single chrysanthemum or a stylized lotus flower on a blue ground, the tightly scalloped rim with a band of gilt Vitruvian scrolls, the underside with two grassy flowering plants alternating with prunus branches
8¼ in. (21 cm.) diameter
Anonymous sale; Dorotheum Kunstabteilung, Vienna, 21 March 1969, lot 1051.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 20 October 1997, lot 613.
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See Herman Jedding, Meissener Porzellan des 18 C. in Hamburger Privatbesitz, Hamburg, 1982, p. 140, nos. 131, 132 (dated 1730) and the collection of Dr. Edward Schiffman, sold Sotheby's New York, 20 October 1994, lot 229 for other examples.
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