10 July 2007
A MEISSEN KAKIEMON PLATE
CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, WHEEL-ENGRAVED JAPANESE PALACE INVENTORY NUMBER N=226- W
Painted with a large running red tiger with spiralling gilt stripes, large whiskers and a long striped tail, the border and well at the right with branching stems of bamboo, one curved about the edge of the well and border with pale-turquoise, red and gilt flowers, the centre with scattered turquoise foliage (restored rim chip at 8, 10, 5 and 4 o'clock, patches of wear to tiger, bamboo, scattered foliage and gilding, minute sanding to glaze)
9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) diam.
Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, The Japanese Palace, Dresden
With Reichert, Munich.
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Another example was sold in these Rooms on 5th July 2004, lot 127.
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