5 May 2004
A rare Meissen porcelain 'famille verte' dish
CIRCA 1735, MARKED WITH UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED SWORDS WITH POMMELS
Painted in colours after Chinese examples with two birds, insects and blossoming peonies, the reverse with two stylised flower branches in iron-red
32.8 cm. diam.
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Cf. D. Hoffmeister, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister, Band I, Hamburg, 1999, p. 228, ill. 133 for a comparable but smaller dish.
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