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Plate from the Gold Fabeltiere (Mythical Animal) Service

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Decoration attributed toAdam Friedrich von Löwenfinck

Date: c.1735
Overall: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Outside Diameter: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.649
DescriptionMeissen Chinoiserie and 'Fabeltier' plate from the "gold and black striped" service. It is painted in the style associated with A.F. von Lowenfinck with a goat-like creature flanked by indianischen Blumen. The well has the black and gold border to a continuous chinoiserie scene with a sun above an oriental landscape on one side. Possibly concealed signature beside the Chinaman and child, the pine and other trees rendered in a manner typical of this chinoiserie, and there is a shaped brown-edged rim.