Meissen 'Earl of Jersey' plates

Meissen 'Earl of Jersey' plates

Code: MB360


Possibly painted by Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck

Circa 1740

Hard-paste porcelain

Diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm.)

Marks: crossed swords in underglaze blue, incised 16 

Purchased by the second Earl of Jersey in 1735, twenty-one plates from this service are in the collection of the present Earl in Osterley Park on the outskirts of London; another twelve plates are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Abraham den Blaauwen has identified the figures on some of the plates in the Rijksmuseum’s collection as being based on designs by Petrus Schenk Junior (Amsterdam c. 1698-1775).