CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE PLATE AND A MEISSEN FAMILLE-VERTE PLATE KANGXI PERIOD AND CIRCA 1740 | 清康熙 五彩盆花圖盤 約1740年 邁森五彩盆花圖盤
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD
A CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE PLATE AND A MEISSEN FAMILLE-VERTE PLATE KANGXI PERIOD AND CIRCA 1740
the Chinese plate painted in the center with a jardinière issuing a small pine tree surrounded by sprouting lingzhi, the cavetto with a gilt spearhead border and the everted rim painted with flower sprays; the Meissen plate painted in the same pattern, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 20.
Diameter: 8¾ in.
The Chinese plate: There are three minor rim chips and scattered nicks to the rim, but otherwise in overall good condition with minor firing imperfections and light surface wear. The Meissen plate: in overall good condition with some gilding flaked and wear to the enamels (especially to the feet of the central jardiniere), with minor firing imperfections.
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.
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Both: Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 248, pp. 522-523, illus.
A pair of almost identical examples of the Chinese plate from the Goldmuntz Collection was sold in our London rooms, May 9, 1972, lot 122, and a set of four were sold in our London rooms, May 15, 1973, lot 91. A further pair was sold in these rooms, November 16, 1976, lot 98. A second example of a Meissen plate with a Chinese plate was sold at Christie's Geneva, The Estate of the late Andreina Torre, November 16, 1992, lot 166.