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

Plate with tiger and bamboo

Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
ca. 1730
German, Meissen
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)
Credit Line:
The George B. McClellan Collection, Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan, 1941
Accession Number:
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.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside: crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)

Incised on underside: [2] N=149/ W (Dresden Japanese Palace mark)
Japanese Palace, Dresden (sold in second sale to Hackenbroch) ; [ Z. M. Hackenbroch , Frankfurt, until August 31, 1929; sold for DM 350 [$84] to McClellan ]; George B. McClellan Jr. (1929–d. 1940; to his wife) ; Mrs. George B. McClellan (1940–42; to MMA)