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A MEISSEN LARGE CIRCULAR DISH FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1738-41
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 40,000 USD
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359
A MEISSEN LARGE CIRCULAR DISH FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1738-41
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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A MEISSEN LARGE CIRCULAR DISH FROM THE SWAN SERVICE, CIRCA 1738-41
modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler, in low relief with two swimming swans among bulrushes with a crane in flight above, upon a spiral shell molded ground, the rim painted with the Brühl and Kolowrat-Krakowska arms and scattered flower sprigs, with a gilt border to the rim, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised numeral 4 near edge of footrim, impressed Dreher's mark of two dots inside footrim
diameter 15 in.; 38.2 cm
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Provenance

The Antique Company of New York, Inc., January 1969

Catalogue Note

Numerous examples of this fourth size must have been produced by 1739 as Kändler reports that he repaired the form for this size in March, May and November of that year, see Ulrich Pietsch (ed.), Schwanenservice - Meissener Porzellan für Heinrich Graf von Brühl, Leipzig, 2000, p. 159.

Sotheby’s Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York