A MEISSEN PLATE THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1735-40, THE IMARI DECORATION LATER
painted in underglaze-blue with a central with a basket of flowers and four cartouches of flowers on the rim, later-decorated in Imari-style with gilt-heightened branches of indianisiche Blumen in the center and an iron-red diaper ground on the rim, the reverse with two underglaze-blue flowering branches enriched in later-added enamels, and two sprigs, crossed swords mark and letter k in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 22.
Diameter: 9⅛ in.
Several small restored rim chips, the gilding on the narrow border at the rim heavily retouched. Plate is warped.
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.
Sotheby's London, November 24, 1998, lot 60
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 230, p. 498, illus.