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Plate with tiger and bamboo

Factory:
Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (British, 1745–1784)
Date:
ca. 1755
Culture:
British, Chelsea
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.187
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
Known in eighteenth-century England as the "wheat sheaf and tyger pattern" (the wheat sheaf is actually a Japanese brushwood fence), this design might have been derived from either a Japanese plate or a Meissen copy of one.
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)
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