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Octagonal dish from the Christie-Miller service

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Octagonal dish from the Christie-Miller service, painted in the center with a German view, showing figures standing in a courtyard of a Schloss with other figures conversing outside the walls and down a path by the side of a river towards the church, the small puce vignettes showing harbour...

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1840s, possibly sold by a French noble family to Samuel Christie-Miller (b. 1811 – d. 1889), London [see note 1]; by descent within the family; July 7, 1970, estate of Samuel Christie-Miller sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 43, to The Antique Porcelain Company for Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2000, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2000) NOTES: [1] In “Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts ca. 1710-63” (New Haven, 2007), Maureen Cassidy-Geiger suggests that the Miller-Christie service may have been acquired by the Christie-Millers directly or indirectly from a French noble family.

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger, Frank B. Bemis Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Frederick L. Jack Fund

German, About 1738–41

Object Place

Meissen, Germany


Diameter: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and luster decoration, gilding




Ceramics, Porcelain