This is a rare large covered tureen or bowl, produced by Meissen in the mid 19th C of the finest porcelain and in pristine condition. Exquisitely decorated in intricately hand painted song birds and dainty butterflies in the 'Rothschild Style' and finished with elaborate gilding around its basket weave borders encircling the lid, the top of the bowl and the footed base. The two side handles are beautifully embossed with a pattern of shells and leaves. The handle for the lid is a swirling 'scroll finial'.
Legend has it that this design was the inspiration of the well known 'Rothschild Bird' pattern produced later by Herend and it would certainly be a wonderful complement to any collector of that range.
This measures 13 1/4" from handle to handle and stands about 8" high to the top of the finial. The interior of the bowl is 8 1/2" across and about 2" deep. The base of the dish is marked with the Meissen crossed swords, the number 262007 - 62 and there are some faint impressions which are difficult to determine. Weight is 1935 g.
This wonderful piece is in absolutely mint, seemingly unused, condition with no repairs, chips, or damage and no loss whatsoever to any of the gilding. To find such a wonderfully decorative piece of this age from this famous maker in such perfect condition is a collector's dream. Intensive research has also shown that there are very, very few of these lovely antique Meissen tureens around, particularly in this pattern and in this condition. This will fit beautifully into any decor or as a complement to any dining service.
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