10 July 2007
A MEISSEN KAKIEMON PLATE
CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORD MARK
Painted with a dancing crane before chinoiserie flowering plants and an insect, the border with three flower-sprays alternating with sprigs, within a brown line rim (some wear to flowering plants at 7 o'clock and 10 o'clock, minute chipping and flaking to brown line rim, very slight sanding)
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diam.
With Reichert, Munich, from whom it was acquired in 1996.
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A cream-pot with a similar crane is illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 1966), no. 294. A similar dancing crane appears (in reverse) on sheet 162 of the Schulz Codex.
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