Here is a very rare matching set of three plates decorated with bright flower bouquets made by the porcelain factory in Ludwigsburg in the 18th century. Large bouquets of specimen flowers and smaller sprigs spread across the center of each plate, and the rim is molded with basketweave, divided into twelve lobes, six of which have colorful flower sprigs as decoration. Red and yellow roses and peonies are among the vibrant flowers seen on these plates. The rims are painted with a typical purple line with a brownish tone. Like Meissen, Ludwigsburg was one of the major porcelain factories in the area that is now Germany and the workers made excellent wares. The plates are in very fine shape, with no wear or scratches to the glazed decoration and very few utensil marks. One has a firing flaw off the rim on the back, invisible from the front. Another has a line of crazing in the glaze. Wonderful condition for such an old set! The surfaces have some small firing flaws, as usual, but no damage can be seen except on the back of one plate that has a small chip on the footrim. They are all nine and five-eighths inches across. I’ve listed only a few of my Ludwigsburg pieces. Please ask for information about other plates, cups and saucers, creamers, a sugar bowl, trays, etc.
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