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Plate

German
about 1760
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 25.3 cm (1 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2054

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pair of dinner plates form the Bird Service. Embossed borders each with 4 cartouche reserves decorated with colorful birds. Center decorated with flowers. Rims and reserves bordered in gold.

Markings

Crossed swords underglaze blue; incised 22

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection