TWO MEISSEN HAUSMALER PLATES THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1730, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1750
painted in the workshop of Franz Ferdinand Meyer of Pressnitz, one with a couple seated in a garden under a canopy of fabric suspended from a tree and column, with a third figure to their side, before a distant town by a river; the other similarly decorated with a couple reading flanked by two columns, the rims with fruiting and flowering branches tied with ribbons, shell scroll ornament, and two winged angel heads supporting a rainbow.
Diameters 9 in.; 9¼ in.
22.8 cm; 23.5 cm
Plate with drapery - shallow 1/2 inch chip to upper rim edge at 10 o'clock. Small bruise crack to rim at 4 o'clock. Very minor stacking wear to enamels.
Plate with column - 1 inch chip to upper rim edge at 5 o'clock. Tiny bruise crack to rim at 2 o'clock. 1/8 inch haircrack accross rim at 9 o'clock, issuing from a small burst airbubble. Some stacking wear to enamels, notably on the left hand side.
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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.
One: Louis Jay Collection Frankfurt
Hugo Helbing, Frankfurt, May 31 - June 2, 1934, lot 694
Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden
The other: offered, Sotheby's New York, October 24, 2002, lot 1065
One: Pazaurek, 1925, Band II, p. 321, no. 272
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 331, p. 651, illus.