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Royal Court Dragon Plate #4

This is a very hard to find porcelain plate made by Meissen. Not sure exactly as to the date but it could still be an 18th century example seeing how straight the swords are but more than likely already a 19th century one with just a misshapen swords mark. The plate is hand painted with the superb red Hofdrachen ( court dragon ) design that was until 1918 exclusively made for the Saxon Royal Court, so this plate here is from that royal service. In the Chinese culture the red dragon symbolizes prosperity, power and good feng-shui . One rarely sees a dish from this service for sale especially in good condition. This plate is in great condition with some use wear - mainly stacking wear to the clear glaze around the edge of the well not affecting the decoration, a black flaw near the edge and a small glazed over crack at the very edge from when it was made. It displays superbly. The plate is 1.25 inches tall and 9.625 inches in diameter. Marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark as well as the usual impressed numbers and in black K. Hof=Silberkammer which stand for Royal Silver Chamber but it means Imperial Silver Collection which was just a designation to where these plates where being stored for use at one of the Saxon Royal Court households. Also a letter A which I have no idea what it stands for. No date code for this one which was used later on only. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1499
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