Meissen 12 dessert plates 1730-35
Presented are twelve superb round lobed small flat molded dessert plates, made from hard porcelain by the Meissen Manufactory 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, a hand-painted flower bouquet can be seen in the center with flowers sprinkled around it, in the center, elevation and border. I think we see a rose, an aster, a buttercup, a forget-me-not,… We also see scattered butterflies and insects. The border has a very beautiful “neuOsier of Brandenstein” relief decoration with four times four diagonal curved embossed molded ribs that run to the flat and which divide the collar and elevation into four zones, namely one wide and three narrow, which all relief showing a woven basket pattern except for one small zone that remains flat. Thus, the border is subdivided into eighteen planes. On the flat they are lined all around with C-curls. The lobed lip is gilded with shiny gold. On the back, which is fully glazed except for 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, some on the base with the letter “n.”, The number “3” may have been pressed. Note that the rather long blades of the swords are straight lines ending in a pommel and intersecting above the center and that the handles show no curvature. This type of Meissen brand was used around 1760. Absolute top work!
Condition: some tiny black dots in some plates, otherwise all perfect.