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Rare Underglaze Colors Plate #1

This is a super rare plate made by Meissen in the late 19th century. It is extremely rare to find Meissen piece with I think all under glaze scenes and I could not find a plate with this type of scene and the only comparable pieces I ahve seen I owned myself. This a nice size plate with the entire surface painted. The outlines of the designs are all in under glaze blue with the colors filling in the rest. The scene is I believe a version of Rebecca at the well . It has the lady standing next to a well holding an amphora shaped vessel with Jesus sitting on a bench near her. A ton of detail to the piece including buidlings in the background as well as people. A tree above Christ and the wooden top part of the well. Most of the colors are the muted colors that I believ are under the glaze but there are a lot of gold highlights as well. It is a stunning piece that must have taken a lot of firing sessions to complete and a true master to get done! I think this is a very early version of this sort of colored plate. Gold trim to the edge. The plate is in great condition. It does have a few dimples in the porcelain normal to earlier pieces but it was made this way. No chips, repairs, etc. except for two tiny chips to the foot ring from when it was made. The plate is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark (first choice) underneath as well as an impressed number 10 or 19 (hard to make out) and what appears to be a pattern number incised 115. O. from what I can see plus a few othe incised marks. The plate is 9.5 inches in diameter and 1.25 inches tall. I have a second matchig plate with a different design I will list as well. Definitly a stunning and rare piece! Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1499
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