An image of Tureen, cover and stand

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Tureen, cover and stand

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.

Year
circa 1730-1735
Media
Ceramic
Medium
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