Meissen, two Serving Bowls with Flower Décor, around 1765

Item no. 151166-9
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    • Porcelain, white glazed, polychrome paint with gold rim and cartouches
    • Germany/Meissen, circa 1765
    • Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, found in 1710
    • Crossed sword mark
    • Dimensions: Diameter 23.5 cm; 3 x 20 x 26 cm
    • Good condition
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
    Checked by the Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

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    The two serving bowls with flower décor were created in 1765 in Meissen. They are one round, gadrooned serving bowl as well as one matching, curved serving bowl. Both show a central polychrome painted flower bouquet and flower décor and golden cartouches at their bodies.

    The two serving bowls show the crossed sword mark underneath. They are in good condition, in some places tarnished. The curved bowls shows at on spot minimal loss of material. Its dimensions are 3 x 30 x 26 cm. The diameter of the round serving bowl is 23.5 cm and the height is 6.5 cm. (spl)

    Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
    Porcelain has been known in Europe since the 13th Century, but has always had to be imported from China and was thus mostly of lower quality – the Chinese seldom gave their best ware to the foreigners – and extremely expensive. Europeans have tried to copy the Chinese porcelain for centuries but only in 1708 managed to create real porcelain – in Meissen. The manufacturer’s brand, the crossed swords in blue, has been in use since 1722 and is still a guarantee for the high quality of the porcelain. Meissen celebrated its 300 years of existence in 2008. Quality has always been the number one criteria for Meissen and they go as far as having their own mine to win the needed kaolin, also known as china clay, for the production. It takes several years to reach the degree of a ‘master painter’ in Meissen but judging by the quality of the painting, it is definitely worth it.

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