A rare Meissen porcelain dinner plate from the dinner service made for Count Hennicke

A rare Meissen porcelain dinner plate from the dinner service made for Count Hennicke - image-1
A rare Meissen porcelain dinner plate from the dinner service made for Count Hennicke - image-1

A rare Meissen porcelain dinner plate from the dinner service made for Count Hennicke

The lip decorated with the count's coat-of-arms, the rest of the plate with Chinoiserie motifs. Blue crossed swords mark. Glaze wear. D 22.5 cm.
Ca. 1739/40.

Johann Christian Hennicke (1681 – 1752), who was of middle-class origins, became a mining councillor of the Electorate of Saxony in 1718 and was knighted in 1728 on account of his merits. With the support of Count Heinrich Brühl, he was appointed vice-director and manufactory manager in Meissen in 1739. In keeping with his background and career, he chose a rather modest decorative scheme for his service. How extensive the service intended for him originally was, we can no longer say for certain today. However, individual pieces do occasionally still turn up on the market.

Provenance

Private collection, Palatinate.

Literature

Cf. Weber, Meißener Porzellane mit Dekoren nach ostasiatischen Vorbildern, vol. II, Munich 2013, no. 407.

Lot 1370 Dα

Estimate:
2.000 € - 3.000 €

Result:
2.750 €