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Meissen - saucer.
Item: #P006

Meissen saucer

MEISSEN - Saucer, circa 1730 - 1735. Mark: Crossed swords in under glaze blue, gold " T ", star in under glaze blue. Saucer diameter - 4 3/4" The center interior of the saucer is painted in the manner of  C.F. Herold with Kauffahrtei scene of merchants and their wares by a quayside,  with ships in the distance and with a travelers resting. The scenes is framed in panels  of feathery scrolls of iron - red, purple, yellow and gold with fields of Bottger luster. The scrollwork includes mask and lattice panels. Compare: Wark Collection (1984) Nr 206. The interior rim have lacy scrollwork in gold. The reverse of the saucer with three iron - red concentric circles. The star under glaze blue occasionally occurs much earlier than 1774 (Marcolini period) - Hans Syz " Catalogue of Meissen Porcelain ".Good shape with no crack or chips, some wear to the surface and rim.