Stock #: 1013933 Size: 33x24.5 cm
Price: AU$ 1,880.00
Meissen cabaret tray, superbly painted with a peasant couple pausing by a tree in a rocky landscape, with sheep, goats and a donkey to one side, a ruined castle in the background, the rim with four trophy groups, including musical instruments, shepherd crooks, hats, and garlands of flowers, within a finely detailed scrolling foliage gold border.
Crossed swords mark with dot, c.1765
References: The trophies in the border are very French in taste, as is the main subject matter. This reflects the change in fashion which occurred in the 1760's, after the devastating wars which led to the decline of the Meissen factory. For the first half of the 18t
Condition: Restored break through center