A Meissen porcelain plate from the Christie-Miller service.

A Meissen porcelain plate from the Christie-Miller service.

Of octagonal form, decorated to the centre with a scene of soldiers drinking and playing cards. The border with quatrefoil cartouches framing river landscapes. Blue crossed swords mark, impressed no. 21. Several bubbles to the glaze of the centre, concealed by decor. Diameter 26.3 cm.
Ca. 1738 - 41.

On 7th July 1970, 61 pieces of a particularly finely decorated service from the estate of S.R. Christie-Miller were sold at auction, this was henceforth known as the Christie-Miller service. The excellent decor can be attributed to the leading Meissen painters Johann Georg Heintze, Christian Friedrich Herold and Bonaventura Gottlieb Häuer.

Literature

Further items from this service in the Carabelli collection: Pietsch 2000, no. 18, in the Historisches Museum Basel, Pauls-Eisenbeiss-Stiftung, Ribbert 1997, illus. 36 and 37 and formerly Hoffmeister collection, Hamburg 1999, vol. I, 100 - 104.

Lot 640 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €

Result:
24.800 €