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Swan Service Plate

This is a plate from the famous Swan Service made by Meissen in the mid to late 19th century. Originally this service was made between 1737 and 1741 by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein. Made for Heinrich, Count von Brühl, the factory director, it was composed of 2,200 pieces modeled and painted in the Rococo style with such aquatic motifs as swans and water nymphs. It is regarded as the single finest table service ever made in porcelain. I have not owned a painted plate like this before and it is stunning! This plate here is the rare polychrome version with the painted raised design including swans and birds in the center and some gold trim. The piece is in perfect condition with some minor wear on some of the raised detail which is to be expected. The plate is marked with the large under glaze blue crossed swords mark as well as the usual impressed numbers of the period. The piece is 1.375 inches tall and 9.5 inches in diameter. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $999
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