8 October 2002
A Berlin ornitholgical dessert-plate
Circa 1772, underglaze blue sceptre, impressed K3
The centre painted with two birds perched on branches in a landscape vignette within an elaborate pierced border with a band of ovals entwined with fronds divided by water motifs enriched with gilding, the lobed rim with a band of pierced ovals divided by flowerheads (very slight rubbing to gilt rim)
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) wide
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For a very similar dessert-plate, see Erich Köllmann and Margarete Jarchow, op. cit. (Munich, 1987), Vol. II, p. 443, fig. 275.
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