Plate with tiger and bamboo

Manufactory Meissen Manufactory German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201

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.

Plate with tiger and bamboo, Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present), Hard-paste porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze, German, Meissen

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