A rare & fascinating early piece of Meissen is also rather ‘loud’!
This is an early Meissen octagonal dish, painted to the centre with a chinoiserie in the manner of J.G.Höroldt with a noisy scene of bell-ringers.
a child to one side beating a gong, with various insects & birds flying overhead, within a double red line circle, a band of gilt scrollwork to the rim, the reverse with crisply moulded acanthus leaves picked out in gold.
It is marked with a rather disjointed crossed swords mark, also ‘4.’ in gold, and has a formers mark, an incised X to footrim. Circa 1735.
This fantastic item is a part of our 2014 ‘Recent Acquisitions’ Exhibition, opening in Geelong on April 12th.
Stock No.#1016828 15.5cm wide $8600