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Volkstedt Charger #1

This is a very large plate or serving bowl made by Volkstedt around 1762. This dates right to the early days of this maker since it still shows the issues they had during that time with making porcelain. This is an interesting maker since most people don't know that the owner actually came up with his own formula for hard paste porcelain with no help of any Meissen connection in a direct or roundabout way! This is its own separate thing entirely which is amazing considering the fuss they make about Boettger :) The plate is handpainted with some really nice flowers in puce mostly in the center with a few small ones on the rim. The rim design was copied from the Meissen factory and has relief decorations of flowers and triangles on it. A very typical design which was used by Volkstedt for a famous service during this time. The plate is in great condition with two chips to the footring and lots of small black spots all around as well as a hairline from the edge into the bowl which is very tight. Also a bit of wear to the design mostly on the high points of the black spots. It is marked underneath with the hayfork in blue. The plate is almost 12 inches in diameter which is huge for this time period. Please email me for more information or photos.

Price is $649
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