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Superb Etagere

This is a fun etagere or tiered serving dish made by Meissen in the early to mid 19th century. Not something you come across often at all and I ahve not seen one as nice as this one. It is made up of two plates connected by a fancy nicely shaped center piece, topped by a figurine and with a nice base to the bottom. The larger plate is of the Bruehlsches Allerlei design with the different reticulated sections with a bit of gold highlights between the fancy reticulated floral sections and the smaller plate is of a similar design but the white and gold sections are different. Each plate top has three Watteau scenes to them in green tones. Amazingly the undersides of the plates are decorated in the same manner which I have never seen before. The detail is fantastic! The "finial" of the peice is a figurine of a boy or young gentleman holding some flowers. He is nicely modeled and hand painted - typical of this maker! The center piece and foot piece are both decorated with a ncie relief design as well as some flowers and bugs and a bit of gold trim. Really a very nice piece! The piece is in great condition with a small chip to the larger plate gilded over to hide it better, a minor touch of gold wear to the very edges and the flowers in the boy's hands are chipped and with it the right thumb as well. The entire piece is about 14 inches tall and the larger plate has a diameter of about 10.25 inches. The base is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark as well as an impressed number and each plate has an incised number under it. Their marks are hidden by the other pieces. A stunning and useful piece that you won't find again anytime soon. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $1749
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