Exceptional Dresden pedestal cake plate or tazza. This graceful serving piece was retailed by the fine, high end retailers, Bailey, Banks and Biddle of Philadelphia, during the hey day of The Belle Epoch, to be used in the serving of petite fours or other dainties. Fully marked for the very well regarded Carl Thieme Saxony Porcelain Factory in Dresden, Germany, this company began as a decorating studio in 1860 and began to produce its own porcelain in 1872. Thieme decorated his porcelain in the style and patterns of the finest European makers, Vienna, Sevres and Meissen, and employed expert porcelain painters to create beautiful and realistic floral and botanical arrangements in the "alt Dresden" style. This lovely piece features a reticulated border and base and a gently curved upward edge. The colors are bright and lively, on a pure white back round, with plentiful gold detail. Excellent original condition with no signs of wear or use. A rare find, fresh from a local Brooklyn estate. 8 1/2" diameter, 5" tall.
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