Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin (German, founded 1763)
Diameter: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Not on view
The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the migration of models and patterns from East to West. Documenting a continuous process of influence and adaptation, these pieces provide a discriminating review of the nuances of stylistic change resulting from three centuries of trade.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue on underside:  Sceptre (Berlin factory mark);  S.
Incised on underside:  illegible mark and K (?)
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)