A Meissen Style Pseudo Armorial Oval Dish Qianlong C1760

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A Meissen Style Pseudo Armorial Oval Dish Qianlong C1760

A Meissen Style Pseudo Armorial Oval Dish Qianlong
Decorated in the centre with a Rococo Cartouche
Containing a grisaille elephant and a sheep in a landscape
Above the motto ‘Man Suetis Grandia Cedunt”on pink ribbons
Within a carved slip border with cartouches of various fruit
The reverse with vine, gourd and gilt bamboo
Qianlong C1760
Diameter: 13 1/4″ (33.5 cm)
Condition: excellent

Attached to the underside are the details of the provenance

The provenance of this dish is from the collection of
Major-General Sir George Burns of North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire
The dinner service was sold in sixty lots on 26.9.1979