A RARE MEISSEN IMARI LARGE CHARGER CIRCA 1740
after a Japanese original, painted in underglaze-blue, enriched in iron-red and gilding, with a central panel of flowers in a vase on a fenced platform, the rim with three cartouches of flowering chrysanthemum branches, the reverse with three chrysanthemum branches, gilt-edged rims, crossed swords mark and painter's mark K in underglaze-blue.
Diameter: 14⅞ in.
In overall good condition, with some stacking wear and minor wear to the gilding and enamels. The rim with minute flakes to the gilding, and overall with minor manufacturing imperfections including two iron spots to the back, and with light surface wear.
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.
Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich, March 2005
Dr. Marcel Nyffeler Collection, Zürich
Christie's London, December 5, 1994, lot 219
von Wallwitz, 2004, p. 79 and 160, no. 212
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 231, p. 499, illus.