TWO MEISSEN PLATES CIRCA 1730-35
painted in the Kakiemon palette with flowering chrysanthemum and indianische Blumen sprigs, concentric iron-red circles to interior edge of rims, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue.
Diameter: 8⅜ in.
Plate with two purple flowers - rim warped, minor scattered burst air bubbles and a small firing tear to the rim, painted at the factory to disguise them. Some stacking wear.
The other plate - less warped, similar painted over firing imperfections, wear to the enamels retouched, notably on the purple and yellow flowers and some green leaves, particuarly around the cavetto.
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, December 2, 2003, lot 22
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 246, p. 518-19, illus.