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Meissen plate from the service of the Elector of Saxony, estimated at SFr10,000-15,000 at Koller.

Dr Ducret was not only a collector but also the author of several books on porcelain.

Among the highlights will be this Meissen plate from the service created c.1733 for the coronation of Frederik Augustus, Elector of Saxony, as King of Poland-Lithuania.

The plate, which then became part of the Royal Collections of the Japanese Palace in Dresden, measures 9¼in (23.5cm) diameter, is painted with arms of the Saxon Kings of Poland-Lithuania and with scattered bouquets of flowers and sheaves of wheat within a gold border.

It has an underglaze blue sword mark, potter’s mark for Johann E. Grund sen. and a Johanneum mark N=147-w for the Japanese Palace.

Estimate SFr10,000-15,000.

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