Bow basket moulded dish, flowers & gilt star, c. 1765

$780.00 AUD

Rare Bow lobed oval dish, moulded with basketweave panels to the rims, the dividing lines picked out in gold making a star shape, the center with a large group of colourful flowers, four single sprigs to the rim spaced by red flowerhead motifs. 

Marked with a large red anchor & dagger mark, 

circa 1765 

17.5×15.5cm

Signs of old restoration, probable slight re-touch to gold. There is not much translucency – the body is a thick, dullish-red, and offers little chance of seeing the location of damage – however, the rims are OK, so it seems to be restricted to the base panel. Examining the dish illustrated from the Freeman Collection (no. 176) there are massive firing fissures evident, and this dish was probably the same until a restorer in the past disguised them. 

Displays extremely well. 

ref. Gabszewicz ‘Freeman Collection’ no. 176 for a pair of identical oval basket-moulded dishes decorated by the same hand. 

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