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Plate with tiger and bamboo

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
ca. 1730
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Diameter: 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The George B. McClellan Collection, Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan, 1941
Accession Number:
42.205.125
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The inventory mark on the underside of this plate indicates that it was owned by Augustus II (1670–1733), elector of Saxony and king of Poland, one of Europe’s most avid collectors of East Asian porcelain in the eighteenth century.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside: crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)

Incised on underside: [2] N=149/ W (Japanese Palace mark)
[ Johanneum ; sold to Hackenbrock] ; [ Hackenbrock , Frankfurt, 1929; sold for DM 350 to McClellan ] ; General George B. McClellan (1929–41; to MMA)
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