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Boerner Serving Dish

This is a very large platter made by Meissen around 1915. It was designed by Paul Boerner who came to Meissen in about 1910 and left in the mid 1930's. He was one of the most important artists of his time. The serving dish is superbly handpainted with a design that as far as I could find out never went into official production. The neat thing is that it is marked in the back Modell Service Boerner so it was a first production trial by him for this design. I guess it wasn't deemed good enough to sell to the "mass" market and was never taken over for production as it is not mentioned in any books. It is rare to be able to say that a piece was definitively painted by him so here is a rare chance to buy a piece painted by him and obviously a rare design. I actually think it is a very nice one and am a bit surprised they didn't think so. The platter is handpainted with a very modern looking design in puce, black and turquoise with a gold trim. The piece is in perfect condition and very large measuring 2 inches tall, 14.25 inches wide and 19.25 inches long. It is marked underneath with the underglaze blue crossed swords with a line underneath which indicated a second choice piece which might be because it was just a trial piece. Also marked in the glaze with Modell Service Börner (which was scratched off - might have been in gold originally) and some impressed numbers. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

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