Meissen Topographical Tray with Scene of Pillnitz, c.1870

An exquisitely decorated tray, hand painted with a panel of Pillnitz with people walking, boats on the River Elbe and Pillnitz Castle within a gilt cartouche, surrounded by four further panels painted with floral bouquets and insects, set on a royal blue ground with intricate gilding and raised on four scrolled moulded legs. Underglaze blue crossed swords and black script title ‘Pillnitz’ to base, c.1870.
Width 25.5 cm (10 inches), depth 19 cm (7.5 inches), height 5 cm (2 inches).


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