A MEISSEN KAKIEMON RETICULATED CIRCULAR DISH CIRCA 1740
painted in Kakiemon style with the 'Flying Fox' pattern, elaborately pierced with molded interlocking quatrefoil panels reserving flowerheads beneath the brown-edged rim, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 21.
Diameter: 7⅞ in.
Half inch fine haircrack extending down from the rim, with an adjacent less than 1/4 inch shallow chip to the molding on the exterior. Two small patches of stacking rubbing to the enamels on the right hand side. Typical minor wear to brown enamel rim edge.
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Collection of Mary Porter Walsh, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sotheby's New York, May 25, 2000, lot 5
Sotheby's New York, May 22, 2001, lot 166
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 249, p. 525, illus.
A second dish of this form and decoration in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim, Munich, is illustrated in Rückert, 1966, pl. 74, no. 285; and in Weber, 2013, p. 191, Band II, pp. 308-09, no. 300 who notes that the form was probably produced by Johann Friedrich Eberlein and Johann Gottlieb Ehder.