A Pair of Small Meissen Style Pseudo Armorial Dishes Qianlong
Each decorated in the centre with a Rococo Cartouche containing a grisaille landscape
Above the mottos ‘Ig Notumper Iter’ and ‘Nulli Cedi’ on pink ribbons
Within a carved slip border with cartouches of various fruit
Diameter: 6 1/8″ (15.5 cm) to the rim and light wear
Condition; first dish is perfect, some light wear
The second dish has four frits
The pieces from this service are inspired by Meissen style designs.
With the grisaille designs and Latin mottos are derived from European books of allegorical emblems.
Popular in Europe during the 16th and 17thC.
The Latin mottos are often incorrectly copied.
A large part of this service from the collection of Major General Sir George Burns of North Mymms Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire was sold on 26th September 1979
Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of George D Pratt for a 15 3/4″ dish