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An image of Tureen, cover and stand by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Tureen, cover and stand
Year
circa 1730-1735
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

14.4 x 22.3 cm diam:

a - tureen; 7 x 17.2 cm

b - cover; 8.1 x 17.7 cm

c - stand; 3.9 x 22.3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.188.a-c
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

This piece comes from the first large dinner service produced at Meissen, ordered by Augustus the Strong c1728 and constantly augmented through the 1730s. The pattern derives from Japanese Kakiemon porcelain. It was known at Meissen as the ‘yellow lion’ pattern though it in fact features a tiger. The pattern was reserved for use at court, although yellow lion wares were also made as diplomatic gifts. The ‘K.H.C’ mark indicates that this example comes from the royal court pantry.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 14 (colour illus., stand), 17 (colour illus.). cat.no. 7