8 July 2002
A Meissen shaped circular plate
Circa 1735, blue crossed swords mark, Dreher's quartered circle, initials nc in iron-red to footrim
Painted with the Schmetterling pattern, the centre with a butterfly on a flowering peony branch, the border with three sprays of Oriental flowers and three sprigs of flowers within a brown line rim (slight flaking to green enamel and slight wear to rim)
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