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Dish with tree, flowers, and birds

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1722–23
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.280
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
This large twelve-sided dish was originally part of the first service made by the Du Paquier factory—also regarded as the first porcelain dinner service produced in Europe. The decoration of birds in flowering branches was a popular theme in East Asian decorative arts.
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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