Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bowl and dish

ca. 1700–1720
Chinese, for European market
Hard-paste porcelain
Overall (bowl): 3 1/8 × 6 5/16 in. (7.9 × 16 cm); Diameter (dish): 9 13/16 in. (24.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry H. Arnhold, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.162.1, .2
Not on view
The inventory number is the mark for famille verte porcelains in the Japanese Palace and is evidence that these were acquired by Augustus the Strong, whose collection of Asian porcelain is immensely important as a document of 18th-century trade, taste, and influence. They are listed among twelve ensembles of the same description and inventory number in 1770 (Inventarium 1770, vol. IV, fol. 47a).
Marking: Incised in bottom of each, the strokes filled in greenish black: N=167./I (Dresden Japanese palace inventory mark)
Augustus II, Elector of Saxony (by 1770) ; [ sale, Sotheby's, Zürich , December 9, 1997, lots 155 (dish) and 156 (bowl) ] ; Henry H. Arnhold , New York (until 2000; to MMA)
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