Paris Porcelain plate with superb Napoleonic military scene, prob. Nast, circa 1810
Paris Porcelain plate with superb Napoleonic military camp scene, showing two mounted dragoons receiving a drink from a lady by a ‘tavern tent’, the round tents of a military encampment stretching out behind, within a wide gold band and rim with tooled gold & enamel flower head & leaf border.
Attributed to Nast,
Some light touch-ups to enamels & gold, good condition.
The quality of the painting narrows the possible makers to a few Paris firms, and the detailing of the border with tooled gold detailing is very close to Nast examples. The small ‘pimple’ in the center of the back ( a spur mark from the glazing support ) , the profile of the plate, and the unglazed footrim are all typical of other marked Nast pieces, often with the same superb painted panels of different subjects. It is not uncommon to find unmarked pieces, often only a few pieces in a service bear the mark of the maker.