31 March 2008
A VOLKSTEDT ARMORIAL PLATE
CIRCA 1770-75, UNDERGLAZE BLUE PITCHFORK MARK
Painted in Purpurmalerei with a loose bouquet and scattered flower-sprays, the border with a rocaille escutcheon enclosing an MS monogram surmounted by a coronet, within an alt Brandenstein ozier-moulded border (scratching to puce enamel, small rim chip at 7 o'clock, short stained hairline crack at 9 o'clock)
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) wide
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The arms are those of Princess Magdalene Sibille von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1707-1795). See Volkstedter Porzellan, 1760-1800, Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg, Rudolstadt, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), p. 213.
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