A MEISSEN IMARI PLATE CIRCA 1735
painted in the center with an underglaze-blue and iron-red peony sprig heightened in gilding and other smaller floral sprigs, the scalloped rim with a border of alternating ruyi head floral panels either edged in or with an underglaze-blue ground, crossed swords mark and in painter's mark S in underglaze-blue.
Diameter: 8⅜ in.
One and a quarter inch chip to the inner edge of the footrim. Some stacking wear around the cavetto which shows as wear on the points of the longer lappets. One very small restored chip to upper rim edge.
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M. & G. Segal, Basel
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 226, p. 492, illus.
Further examples of this type are illustrated in Herman Jedding, Meissener Porzellan des 18 C. in Hamburger Privatbesitz, Hamburg, 1982, p. 140, nos. 131, 132. A dish was in the Collection of Dr. Edward Schiffman, sold Sotheby's, New York, October 20, 1994, lot 229 and another at Christie's May 20, 2008, lot 77, previously sold at Sotheby's, New York, 20 October 1997, lot 613.