19th Century Meissen Porcelain Plaque
By Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
This exceptional and rare Meissen porcelain painted plaque depicts a young boy wearing white outfit with Blue cape and a Yellow oxide braided straw sun hat, as he standing in a sailboat and holding the sailing strings.
Height: 8.4" (21 cm)
Width: 6.8" (17 cm)
Marked with Meissen cross swords mark in under-glazed blue.
Meissen porcelain was the first European hard-paste porcelain. It was developed starting in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Böttger continued von Tschirnhaus's work and brought porcelain to the market.