A Meissen quatrelobe Saucer, circa 1760

This Meissen saucer of quatrelobe form is painted with floral sprays and sprigs, including a rose and a narcissus.

Underglaze blue crossed swords mark and overglaze red enamel letters, possibly TLA.

Condition: Good – no damage or restoration, just a little surface wear and a flake to the enamel on the narcissus. From manufacture, there is a tiny glazed clay tear between each of the lobes, and a glazed slither to the foot rim, as well as pinholes to the body.

Dimensions: Length across the centre 14 cm

Sotheby’s Concise Encyclopedia of Porcelain, David Battie (Conran Octopus, 1990).