A MEISSEN PLATE OR ECUELLE STAND CIRCA 1725
painted with branches of indianische Blumen, enriched with gilding, the rim painted with an iron-red diaper border reserving cartouches depicting oriental pagodas and terraces alternating with flowerheads, the reverse with two trailing flowering branches, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
Diameter: 8⅝ in.
There is a fine 1 inch haircrack to the rim at 12 o'clock and a shallow 1/4 inch restored chip to the upper rim edge at approx 11 o'clock. Some stacking wear to enamels, visible in the catalogue photo.
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Eugen Gutmann Collection, Berlin
F.B.E. Gutmann Collection, Heemstede
The Instituut Collectie Nederland (earlier the Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit, no. NK3232-A, on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1964). Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1972 until restituted to Gutmann's heirs in 2002.
Property from the Gutmann Collection, Christie's Amsterdam, May 13, 2003, lot 17
Verslagen der Rijksverzamelingen van geschiedenis en kunst, 1964, p. 38
den Blaauwen, 2000, p. 59, no. 28, illus.
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 174, p. 423, illus.