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Reticulated Blue Onion Basket on Stand

This is a porcelain reticulated centerpiece basket made by Meissen around the mid 19th century. It is decorated with their famous blue onion design in under glaze blue all around and has some gold trim to it as well. The basket has a foot that is connected to the main piece by a metal rod with a really nice decorative top to it instead f just the boring round top. The sides are nicely reticulated with lots of little holes cut into a design. One of the nicer ones I have seen over the years and a little older as well since it does not yet have the crossed swords mark in the stalk of the onion. This piece is in great condition with some veyr minor wear to the gilding. There are some small cut marks under the glaze from when they cut the little holes out since they go from the outside in and that sometimes happens. More common on the earlier pieces than nowadays. Two unglazed spots on the bottom inside where the glaze missed the porcelain. Again stuff like this happened on their earlier wares and it is still a first quality piece. All part of the charm of the truly antique pieces. The dish is 7.375 inches tall, 10.75 inches wide and 9.75 inches deep. The piece is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords as well as a number 7 in blue and theusual incised and impressed marks as shown. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $749
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