New York, East
30 September 1997
Property from An American Corporate Collection
A MEISSEN OUTSIDE-DECORATED PART DINNER SERVICE
19th century, double-cancelled blue crossed swords marks, various impressed and incised numbers
Painted in strong colours with a large loose bouquet and scattered flower sprays, the scalloped border gilt with Laub-und-Bandelwerk, comprising:
An oval vegetable dish and cover, 13¼in. wide overall
An oval sauce-tureen and cover on fixed stand, 11in. long, the stand
An oval platter, 13½in. long
Twenty-four dinner plates, 9¾in. diam.
Twelve soup plates, 9in. diam.
Eleven dessert plates, 8½in. diam.
Eight bread-and-butter plates, 6 1/8in. diam. (58)
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