463. Fine Set of Six Hand Painted Meissen Porcelain Cabinet Plates 19thCt

Stunning & Stylish Set of Six Hand Painted Meissen Cabinet Plates of circular form with wavy rims, last quarter of the Nineteenth Century. 

Each piece superbly decorated in colours depicting Summer Flowers and Old Fashioned Roses all on a white ground, the rims with gilt highlights.  

Diameter: (just under) 9” (22.5cm).  * One plate is slightly larger in diameter, see final image.  

Condition: Superb condition for such early pieces, some wear to gilding at rims. Authentic Meissen marks, crossed swords to the reverse with cancellations. 

Meissen porcelain was the first European hard-paste porcelain. It was first developed at the beginning of 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus  After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Bottger continued von Tschirnhaus's work and brought porcelain to the market. The production of porcelain at Messsen, near Dresden, started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers, still in business today as Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH. Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production; the mark of the crossed swords is one of the oldest trademarks in existence. It dominated the style of European porcelain until 1756