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Grey Dragon Reticulated Dish

This is a reticulated basket / serving dish made by Meissen in the later 20th century. It has a nice shape to it with four reticulated panels along the rim and a handle to each side. Four panels on the rim have either a little dragon type design or just a fancy design to it with some relief and gold detail around them. The bottom inside has two stretched out dragons with two of the fancy designs in between and a double phoenix bird design in the center. They are all hand painted with in the grey rich court dragon ( Hofdrachen ) design with touches of black and red. Grey symbolizes humbleness in Chinese culture. A bit of gold trim to the reticulated areas and the edge. The piece displays perfectly but it does have a tight hairline to one side just next to the inside hand terminal which is totally stable and cannot go anywhere else visible on the right side of the second handle picture. A tiny glaze flake to the end of the handle as well. Neither is visible when on display and they are hard to spot. The dish is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark (first choice) underneath as well as the usual impressed and other marks as shown. It is 2 inches tall at the handles, 10.125 inches wide and 7 inches deep. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $249
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