Presented for sale is a beautiful third quarter 19th century German porcelain plate marked after Augustus Rex of Meissen with a spurious "AR" mark used by Helena Wolfsohn. This paint-enhanced transfer patterned plate features a smoking monk, quite charmingly relaxing in his easy chair by a window. The border is decorated in raised gilt and bead decoration.
Helena Wolfsohn was a Dresden decorating shop that copied the styles of Meissen and Royal Vienna sometimes even using their marks. Her workmanship was of very high quality and she often used blanks purchased at Meissen for her pieces.
The plate is in excellent condition suitable for cabinet or wall display.
Size: 9 ¼” Diameter.
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