A MEISSEN SHAPED TRAY CIRCA 1745
of oval form with a gilt-edged shaped rim and two scroll-edged handles, painted in the center with a large spray of flowers and scattered sprigs, the rim reserved with six gilt-edged quatrefoil panels finely painted with European figures depicted in landscapes, including an ice-skating scene, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 26.
Width: 17¼ in.
Good condition. Very slight enamel rubbing to two of the green leaves of the center flower spray.
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Property of the Rt. Hon. Viscount Hinchingbrooke, M.D., Sotheby's London, July 9, 1957, lot 60 (part)
Christie's London, November 8, 1999, lot 252
Brain Haughton Antiques, London, June 2006
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 181, p. 431, illus.