23 November 2010
A SET OF EIGHT MEISSEN RETICULATED CABINET PLATES
LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, EACH IMPRESSED 4, SOME WITH VARIOUS OTHER IMPRESSED NUMERALS
Each finely painted to the center with a variant scene after the Dutch Old Master painter Netscher, Metsu or van Miers, the artist identified on the reverse, within gilt stylized bands, the border pierced with arches and enclosed by a shaped gilt line rim
9 3/8 (23.7 cm.) wide (8)
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Caspar Netscher, Dutch (1639-1684).
Gabriel Metsu, Dutch (1629-1667).
Frans van Miers the Elder, Dutch (1635-1681).
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