Presented for sale is a beautiful Dresden porcelain quatrefoil shaped plate in the Meissen style decorated by the workshops of Helena Wolfsohn in the late 19th century. The unusual shape is quite rare for the larger plates such as this. The plate is decorated with panels of pastoral scenes alternating with florals on a black ground centered around a medallion.
The Augustus Rex mark is spurious and was used by Helena in her attempts to copy Meissen pieces. Eventually, she was court ordered to stop using Meissen marks on her pieces, but many of them were painted for export before the law came into effect. Her pieces are still hand painted and nicely done, and have become collectible in their own right. Many of the blanks were bought from the Meissen factory and painted in her workshops.
The plate is in very good condition with little to no enamel or gilt loss.
Size: 10 Inches Width, 8 Inches Height.
Helena Wolfsohn Dresden Hand Painted Quatrefoil Plate