28 novembre 2009

Five Meissen underglaz-blue porcelains from the Hoffmeister Collection

A very rare Meissen plate, circa 1725-30 Painted in underglaze-blue with a vignette of birds amidst foliage and flowers within concentric circles in the centre, and two large vignettes of peacocks and other birds flanked by flowers and foliage around the rim, 24.4cm diam., crossed swords and painter's mark Z in underglaze-blue, incised x inside the footrim - Sold for £7,200 Provenance: Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 14 June 1983, lot 82Literature: Hoffmeister 1999, II, no. 296Exhibited: Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und... [Lire la suite]