Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Diameter: 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm)
The George B. McClellan Collection, Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan, 1941
Not on view
The inventory mark on the underside of this plate indicates that it was owned by Augustus II (1670–1733), elector of Saxony and king of Poland, one of Europe’s most avid collectors of East Asian porcelain in the eighteenth century.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside: crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)
Incised on underside:  N=149/ W (Dresden Japanese Palace mark)
Japanese Palace, Dresden (sold to Hackenbrock) ; [ Hackenbrock , Frankfurt, 1929; sold for DM 350 to McClellan ] ; George B. McClellan Jr. (until d. 1940; to his wife) ; Mrs. George B. McClellan (1940–42; to MMA)