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Dessert plate

Factory:
Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin (German, founded 1763)
Date:
ca. 1780
Culture:
German, Berlin
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.240
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: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside: [1] Sceptre (Berlin factory mark); [2] 6 or 9

Impressed on underside: [3] illegible
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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