Here is a very rare set of five dinner plates with spectacular flower bouquets, made by the porcelain factory in Ludwigsburg in the 18th century. Large bouquets of specimen flowers spread across the center of each plate, and the rims are molded with rococo scrolls in the form of cartouches, which hold smaller sprigs of colorful flowers. Tulips, dahlias, yellow roses and periwinkle (?) are among the vibrant flowers seen on these plates. The rims are painted with a typical purple line. Ludwigsburg was one of the major porcelain factories in the area that is now Germany and made excellent wares. The plates are in extraordinarily fine shape. No wear to the glazed decoration, no scratches, no damage at all except for two plates that have small chips to the footrims where they rest on the table. One has a flaw in the paste off the rim on the back, invisible from the front. They don’t look like they were ever used to eat from. No utensil marks! The surfaces have some small firing flaws, as usual, but no damage. They display as close to perfect examples as you will ever find anywhere. They are all nine and three-quarters inches across and have various marks on the back, including a German inscription that's partly work away. Please excuse the varying white tones in the photos. I have a single plate with the same molded border also listed. It is very slightly smaller and has a different color palette for the flowers. I’ve listed only a few of my Ludwigsburg pieces. Please ask for information about cups and saucers, creamers, a sugar bowl, trays, etc.
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