Meissen porcelain, 12 dessert plates, ca.1760.
Ø 19.5 cm
Presented are twelve superb round lobed small flat molded dessert plates, made of hard porcelain by the Meissen Manufactuur in Dresden, Germany. Approx. In 1730 a start was made here with the painting of floral decors with beautiful naturalistic flowers, the so-called Deutsche blumen. On a milky white glaze, an overglaze hand-painted floral bouquet can be seen in the center, with so-called scattered flowers around it, both in the plateau, elevation and edge. I think I see a peony, an aster, a buttercup, a forget-me-not, … We also see scattered butterflies and insects. The border has a very beautiful “neuOsier or Brandenstein” relief decoration with four times four diagonal curved ribs molded in relief that run to the flat and which divide the border and platform into four zones, one wide and three narrow, all in relief showing a woven basket pattern except for one small zone which remains flat. The border is thus divided into sixteen planes. They are lined all around with C-curls on the flat. The lobed lip is gilded with beautiful shiny gold. On the back, which is completely glazed apart from the base ring, we see the well-known Meissen mark in underglaze blue of the two crossed (straight) swords. On the inside of the base ring, some have the number “10.”, “6.”, “w”, “22.”, “9.”, “77” painted in olive green, on some on the base with the letter “N.”. The number “8” may have been pressed. Note that the rather long blades of the swords are straight lines ending in a pommel and intersecting in the center and the handles do not show any curvature. This mark was applied between 1730-1763.
Condition: a few miniscule black dots, one plate chip on the base ring, otherwise all perfect.