Meissen Porcelain Shallow Dining Bowl
Meissen Porcelain Shallow Dining Bowl
Meissen Porcelain Shallow Dining Bowl
Meissen Porcelain Shallow Dining Bowl
Meissen Porcelain Shallow Dining Bowl

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

Meissen Porcelain Shallow Dining Bowl

1740 Germany

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Meissen Porcelain Shallow Dining Bowl,in the Kaikemon palette (a style of decoration developed in the seventeenth century by the artist Kaikemon during the Japanese Arita period). Twelve lobed, petal shaped ridge plate edged in gilding. The pattern at the rim is the 'Neuer Ausschnitt', lit.'new cut edge', modelled from 1745.

The Meissen decoration here, entitled 'The Three Friends' is a copy of the Japanese Arita original. Decorated probably by Hoereldt, who had come to Meissen from the Royal Vienna factory, and where he as the decorating department manager influenced the considerable use of Japanese Kakiemon design. It features two birds, one in flight and one perched on a branch, with the bamboo plant and the apple green decoration (seen also in the green ground of Meissen cups at a similar time).

*Hakenjos pp 164 - 165 plate 129 - a dish decorated with The Three Friends pattern. Note is made of a similar design in the Ralph Wark Collection, The Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville,Florida.

^Gillmeister p 64 Plate c.1740 where the flying bird is of similar form to the bird perched on the branch and the plate is edged in brown. The press number is also 16.

"Bonhams The Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain 24 November 2010 Lot 22

For similar example Christie's Sale Lot 39 2545 500 Years' Decorative Art 18-19 April 2012,New York,this example owned former by Angela,Countess of Wallwitz,Munich, and latterly by Dr Larry Ayres

Some minor rubbing to the decoration, slight staining to an area of the white rim (see photos), some rubbing to the gilded plate edge
*Bernd Hakenjos (Hetjens-Museum,Duesseldorf) and Ulrich Pietsch (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen,Dresden) - Curators of the Early Meissen Porcelains From Private Meissen Collections Exhibition in Duesseldorf and Dresden during 1997.
Hirmer Fruehes Meissener Porzellan (Hirmer) pp 164-165

Sothebys Auction: Important Continental Porcelain September 26 1989 Lot 18 states the pattern to be derived from a Japanese Arita original of 1695 - 1720 (see Masako Shono Aritaporzellan as Vorbild fuer Meissen plates 70 74 75)

^R Gillmeister White Gold - The Kathy Gillmeister Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain at the Crocker Art Museum,Sacramento,California (Crocker Art Museum 2005)

"Bonhams The Hofmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain 24 November 2010 Lot 22 - with the two birds, but the plate rim is brown-edged. This example was exhibited at the Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe,Hamburg between 1999 - 2009.

See also Sothebys Sale 2545 18-19 April 2012,New York,a similar example from the collection of Dr.Larry Ayres and formerly from that of Angela,Duchess of Wallwitz,Munich.

See also: Sotheby's Important Continental Porcelain Sale New York 1989 Lot 18 where a similar example is to be found in the Wark Collection (Early Meissen Porcelain p 211 no. 464 and another sale referred to at Christie's London 1June 25 1979 lot 163.
Height 3.20 cm (1.26 inches)
Diameter 25.30 (9.96 inches)
Polychrome enamels on Hardpaste Porcelain
Meissen Crossed swords in underglaze blue, the style for c. 1740, press number 16 impressed by the base rim.
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