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Pair of dinner plates form the Bird Service. Embossed borders each with 4 cartouche reserves decorated with colorful birds. Center decorated with flowers. Rims and reserves bordered in gold.

Marks

Crossed swords underglaze blue; incised 22

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1760

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 25.3 cm (1 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2053

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain