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A Meissen Hausmaler plate, circa 1740-50Photo Bonhams

Decorated, possibly in the Seuter workshop in Augsburg, in finely tooled gilding with a large chinoiserie vignette in the centre, and four smaller vignettes around the rim, gilt band to edge of rim, 22.6cm diam, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Lot 40. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 / €3,600 - 4,900 / US$ 4,800 - 6,400

NotesA similar plate is illustrated by S. Ducret, Meissner Porzellan bemalt in Augsburg (1971), vol. I, ill. 191, where the decoration is attributed to Abraham Seuter.

 Bonhams. 23 May 2012 10:30 a.m. London, New Bond StreetFine Meissen Porcelain from a Private Collection