A MEISSEN 'FABELTIERE' PLATE CIRCA 1740
painted in the manner of Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, with a mythical beast in a landscape vignette, the brown-edged rim with winged insects and scattered small flower sprigs, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 16.
Diameter: 9½ in
There is a very shallow slice chip to the rim edge, just affecting the brown enamel and glaze, between 2 and 3 o'clock. The brown enamel rim has some typical wear and scratching overall. There is a fine 1/4 inch haircrack to the rim at approx 8 o'clock. Very, very slight wear to the enamels in the center.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sotheby's London, June 4, 1996, lot 106
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 184, p. 434, illus.