Offered for sale is a beautiful Meissen porcelain charger hand decorated with gilt, pink roses and pink rosebuds. The scalloped edge of the charger is rimmed with gilt. Gilt highlights the three raised medallions which encircle hand painted rose buds on its broad border. These are each separated from one another by a series of four raised and gilt-highlighted ribs. The ribs end at a six-lobed circle. The lobes are separated in rotation by the ends of the medallions and furled gilt-highlighted leaves. Central to the charger is a large pink rose and a pink rose bud, each anchored to the same green stem. The detail of this central rose is exquisite with the thorns / stickers visible on its stem. The reverse of the charger has an underglaze blue crossed sword mark in the center of the foot rim. There is an impressed “350” below the long legs of the sword, and an impressed “F102?” above the short legs of the sword. The gilt decoration and the hand painted flowers are in “as made” condition. The foot rim shows some wear from use, expected in a charger of this age. There is an almost un-noticeable underglaze depression to the far right of the central rose. Please see my pictures as I have highlighted this to be sure you are aware of it. (I had a devil of a time photographing it!) The charger measures 11 3/4” in diameter and its face sits 2 inches above the foot rim. I believe this to be early 20th C in manufacture.
Meissen Charger with Crossed Sword Mark
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