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Art Nouveau Dresden Scene Plate

This is a very rare Art Nouveau / Jugendstil porcelain plate made by Meissen in the 1920's. Art Nouveau pieces by Meissen are fairly hard to find and I have never seen this piece anywhere nor could I find it when I looked for it the last few days. The plate is handpainted with the superb scene in the center of the city of Dresden - including the famous Frauenkirche aka Church of Our Lady and the Augustus Bridge, and Katholische Hofkirche plus the river Elbe (I think) in front of them. The porcelain under the buildings has a bit of a 3D effect of the buildings stamped into the paste to give it extra depth which is kind of neat but hard to show in the pics. The scene covers the entire center of the plate with the rim having the name DRESDEN stamped into the top and the armorial of the city of Leipzig (I think again - I know I know it is rare:) on the bottom of the rim. The white rim has a very elegant effect which was the point during this period. An amzing plate! This plate is in perfect condition. It is just over 1 inch tall and 9.875 inches in diameter so a nice size. It is marked underneath with the underglaze blue crossed swords with the dot of the Pfeiffer perios as well as the usual impressed and incised marks. Two holes in the footring for hanging with an old string still in it though I would not use that to hang it these days! Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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