26 novembre 2010

Chinoiserie from the Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain

An extremely rare Meissen plate from the 'Black and Gold-Striped' service, circa 1735. photo Bonhams Superbly painted, perhaps by A.F. von Löwenfinck, the centre with a landscape vignette depicting a recumbent fantasy animal flanked by flowers, and further scattered blooms, a gold and black-striped border around the edge of the well, the brown-edged, wavy rim painted in enamels and gilding with a continuous landscape scene depicting European and chinoiserie figures, 21.5cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue. Sold for... [Lire la suite]