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Soup plate from "Red Dragon" service

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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.

Marks

Crossed swords underglaze blue, two incised slashes on the rim

Provenance

By 1943, Paul Drey, New York, NY; February 20, 1943, sold by Paul Drey to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1735

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain