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Rare Underglaze Colors Plate #2

This is a really nice picture plate made by Meissen in the 19th century. I have not come across this style plate before with all the outlines as well as major details done in under glaze blue and then painted. It gives it a really nice classical look I think. I am not sure if the other colors are also under glaze colors as they are very different from the usual colors but also different from the Scharffeuerfarben I am used to. Definitely a really interesting piece! This a nice size plate with the entire surface painted. I am unsure of what this scene is based on but certainly a religious theme. Possibly Jacob wrestling with the angel from Genesis. The opponent is also called a man instead of an angel in the Bible, and Jacob was a shepherd. Any other suggestions would be welcome! It has two men fighting by an offering altar with lots of sheep nearby. some wood to the side, a shepherd's staff on the ground and a nice scenery alla round with lots of gold highlights and a gold trim to the edge. It is a stunning piece that must have taken a lot of firing sessions to complete and a true master to get done! I half expected it to be signed by the artist. The plate is in perfect condition. 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 other marks. The plate is 9.5 inches in diameter and 1.125 inches tall. I have a second matchig plate with a different design listed as well. Definitly a stunning and rare piece! Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1499
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