A MEISSEN PLATE OR STAND CIRCA 1725
painted with a central bird surrounded by small winged insects, within bunches of flowers tied by ribbons suspended from the rim around the cavetto, the underglaze-blue diaper-patterned rim reserved with four gilt-edged cartouches of European hunting scenes, the reverse with two large trailing flowering branches painted with large green leaves, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
Diameter: 8⅝ in.
There is a shallow less than 1/8 inch rim chip above one panel. Some stacking wear to enamels around the cavetto, visible in the catalogue photo.
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.
Röbbig München, March 2006
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 173, p. 422, illus.
A large dish with this type of decoration (13 3/8 in. diameter), formerly in the collection of Dr. Siegfried Ducret, Zürich, was sold at Bonhams London, July 2, 2019, lot 26. A further smaller plate is in the Malcom D. Gutter Collection, San Francisco, illustrated in Santangelo, 2018, cat. no. 50. A further plate in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection is illustrated in Rückert, 1966, p. 72, no. 132.