Rectangular Tray

about 1774–1814
Made by Meissen Manufactory (Germany)

Place of Manufacture: Meissen, Saxony, Germany


3.5 x 27.3 x 18.4 cm (1 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

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A rectangular ogival tray, with a border decorated with a puce ground, wide gilded rim and enclosing four small ogival reserves painted with harbor scenes. The well of the tray contains three gilded quatrefoil cartouches, outlined with arabesque and scroll decoration in rose camieu. Each reserve contains a harbor scene; the largest cartouche at center frames a scene of an aristocratic man and woman at water’s edge, observing a fisherman rolling an eeling net out of the water.


Meissen factory mark during the Marcolini period (1774-1814) painted in underglaze blue on the underside. Impressed on the underside, near the footrim: "70"; incised on the underside: "17"


June 1, 2001, purchased by Steve Spiegel, Honolulu, HI; 2002, gift of Steve Spiegel. (Accession date: June 26, 2002)

Credit Line

Gift of Steven B. and Ginger G. Spiegel in honor of the birth of Micah Anthony Spiegel