A MEISSEN FAMILLE-VERTE STAND CIRCA 1735-40
the center painted in underglaze-blue with a large flowering shrub, within an enamel border of stylized fences, the cavetto with flowering branches, one issuing from pierced rockwork, enriched in gilding, within an underglaze-blue diaper band border on the brown-edged rim, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised Dreher's mark /// to inside edge of footrim.
Diameter: 8¾ in.
The dish with some minute flaking to the brown enamels at the rim, and with a chip to the foot, likely occurred during manufacturing. Otherwise in overall good condition and with minor manufacturing imperfections and some wear to the surface, especially at the enamel band at the cavetto. The dish is slightly warped but does not impact the appearance.
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Jörg Nelte Collection, sold, Christie's London, October 12, 1995, lot 86
Sotheby's London, June 17, 1997, lot 36
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 221, p. 483, illus.