11 December 2007
A MEISSEN PLATE
CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, FOOTRIM WITH DREHER'S INCISED ,,, AND BLUE * MARK
The centre painted in underglaze blue with flowering shrubs, the well painted in colours with a band of stylised fences and flowerheads enriched in gilding, the border with three large flowering shrubs, one issuing from turquoise rockwork, within an underglaze blue diaper band and brown line rim (small shallow rim chip at 2 o'clock, minute rim chip at 8 o'clock, some wear to well)
8 13/16 in. (22.3 cm.) diam.
With Andreina Torré, Zürich.
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