Soup plate from "Red Dragon" service

German
about 1735-1740
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 3.7 x 23.7 cm (1 7/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2034

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Plate from the “Red Dragon” service of Prince Elector Augustus the Strong. White ground, border decorated with 2 dragons -separated by two ribbon and parchment rolls designs. Center design comprised of two circling phoenix birds. Iron red and gold.

Markings

Crossed swords underglaze blue, two incised slashes on the rim

Provenance

February 20, 1943, sold by Paul Drey (dealer), New York, to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection