Presented for sale is a magnificent late 19th century hand painted Royal Vienna charger titled "Verstosung der Hagar", portraying Abraham's dismissal of Hagar and their son Ishmael, with Abraham's wife Sarah and son Isaac looking on. The scene is bordered with jeweled panels highlighted in raised gilt and enamel decoration.
Royal Vienna refers to a style of decoration that was practiced by several Bohemian decorating firms. Most used the bindenschild (beehive) mark copying the shield of the Royal Austrian Hapsburg Dynasty who once owned and operated the Imperial and Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Vienna. This mark has become associated with porcelain and is often referred to as Royal Vienna Porcelain or Beehive Porcelain.
The charger is in excellent condition with the exception of one panel in which the gilt is worn (shown in pictures). The charger is an unusually large size, perfect for cabinet display.
Size: 14 1/2" Diameter
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