MEISSEN - ANTIQUE BLUE QUATROFOIL CABINET PLATE HAND PAINTED, c. This handsome hand painted plate was made by Meissen in Germany, probably about 1890, and it features an undulating rim which is gilded and four defined quatrofoil' sections, two of which have finely painted floral decoration on a blue ground and two of which feature pairs of lovers in a rural landscape. All the pictorial work is superbly done and very detailed and this plate displays very well in a lit cabinet. The blue crossed swords' mark on the base features pistol handles to the swords. The blue crossed swords' has 2 paralel gold marks.
Very rare it were used for inside use - please see the screenshot from catalogue. This mark was used by Meissen since 1850.Incised under the white glaze on the base is the number which we can't read easily. CONDITION : The item is described to the best of our knowledge. SIZE : 17.5cm (7) in diameter. CONDITION : The plate is in very condition with no cracks, restorations or chips.
Some light signs of wear expected commensurate with age the gilding is sharp with a small amount of minor wear on the rim edge - which one could expect. It is not in any way noticeable. WIKIPEDIA : Meissen porcelain or Meissen china was the first European hard-paste porcelain.
It was developed starting in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Bottger continued von Tschirnhaus's work and brought porcelain to the market. The production of porcelain at Meissen, near Dresden, started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers known throughout the world.
Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production; the mark of the swords is one of the oldest trademarks in existence. Meissen remained the dominant European porcelain factory, and the leader of stylistic innovation, until somewhat overtaken by the new styles introduced by the French Sevres factory in the 1760s, but has remained a leading factory to the present day. Among the developments pioneered by Meissen are the small porcelain figure, and the introduction of European decorative styles to replace the imitation of Asian decoration of its earliest wares. The item "MEISSEN ANTIQUE CABINET PLATE HAND PAINTED, c.
1890" is in sale since Monday, May 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "ww2_army" and is located in Blaine, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.