Manufacturer Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, founded 1710
Designer after a model by Johann Friedrich Eberlein, German, 1696-1749
Title
  • Oval Platter
  • Swan Service (series title)
Date between 1738 and 1741
Medium hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold
Dimensions Overall: 3 × 13 5/8 × 9 5/8 inches (7.6 × 34.6 × 24.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund
Accession Number 58.168.2
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S3B, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Marks, on bottom, in underglaze blue: [crossed swords; Meissen factory mark]
Marks, impressed on bottom edge: 27
Marks, on oval paper sticker: 3242
(Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, New York, USA);
1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Schnorr von Carolsfeld, L. Porzellan der Europaischen Fabriken Des 18. Jahrhunderts: Bibliothek fur Kunst und Antiquitatensammler, bd. 3. Berlin, 1912, no. 32, p. 62 (ill.).

Schnorr von Carolsfeld, L. Porzellan der Europaischen Fabriken: Bibliothek fur Kunst und Antiquitatensammler, bd. 3. Braunschweig, 1956, no. 68, p. 119 (ill.).

Albiker, C. Die Meissner Porzellantiere Im IM 18. Jahrhundert. Berlin, 1959, nos. 279, 281, pl. LXIX.

Schwanenservice. Meissner Porzellan Für Heinrich Graf von Brühl. Exh. cat., Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Dresden, 2000, p. 167. [mentioned in cat. no. 23]