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    James Madison: Circa 1812 Meissen Saucer. Outside of Liverpool pitchers, which are quite rare unto themselves, little material culture was produced during the Presidency of Founding Father James Madison. We believe this Madison saucer may be one of only two examples known. It has a sepia transfer portrait of Madison with hand-painted highlights on the coat. The central cartouche is surrounded with gilt ribbons and floral patterns while the rim has gilt beading. The crossed swords maker's mark on the back identifies this as a product of the esteemed Meissen factory, produced during the Marcolini period (1811-1813). It is inscribed on the back "James Madison 1809." We have seen a matching piece for Thomas Jefferson with angled sides. The sides here have a graceful curvature to them. Outside of a few insignificant chips on the rim of the base, it appears to be in outstanding condition.



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