Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1700–1720
Chinese, for European market
Hard-paste porcelain
Diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
Not on view
The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the migration of models and patterns from East to West. Documenting a continuous process of influence and adaptation, these pieces provide a discriminating review of the nuances of stylistic change resulting from three centuries of trade.
Marking: On underside: N=Z [2] 43. / M (Dresden Japanese Palace mark for Chinese and Japanese blue and white porcelain)
Japanese Palace, Dresden ; Augustus II, Elector of Saxony ; Hans Syz
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