5 July 2004
A Meissen Kakiemon plate
CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, PRESSNUMMER 34
Painted with a large running red tiger with spiralling gilt stripes, two flowerheads and large branching flowering stems of bamboo, one curved about the edge of the well, some red flowers enriched in gilding (restored chip to rim at 3 o'clock, minute restored rim chip at 5 o'clock, minute areas of wear)
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diam.
Pauls Eisenbeiss Collection, according to the attached collection label.
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For a similar example in the Carabelli Collection see Ulrich Pietsch, Frühes Meissener Porzellan (Munich, 2000), p. 208, no. 94.
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