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Title

Tureen, cover and stand

circa 1730-1735


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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