18 - 19 April 2012
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LARRY AYRES
TWO MEISSEN PORCELAIN 'KÖRENISCHE LÖWE' PATTERN DISHES
CIRCA 1735-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, DREHER'S E FOR ECKOLD TO THE SMALLER AND //.. FOR GRUTNER JUNIOR TO THE OTHER
Each painted in the Kakiemon style and palette with a winged beast pouncing towards a beetle, an exotic bird above, the smaller with Sulkowski ozier border
11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) diameter, the larger (2)
Martha L. Isaacson Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 1998, lot 79 (paper label no. A.75, the larger).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 March 1989, lot 194 (the smaller).
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See R. Rückert: Meissener Porzellan, p. 74, fig. 288 for a similar plate, also M. Gristina, The Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain, The Cummer Gallery of Art, p. 211, fig. 463 for another.
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