A MEISSEN KAKIEMON PLATE CIRCA 1730
painted with a tiger and flowering bamboo, enriched in gilding, crossed swords mark in blue enamel, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=72/ W.
Diameter: 9 in.
Minute pinhead chip to underside edge of rim. Small patch of flaking to green enamel on top section of bamboo.
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The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
Eric Dare Collection, Australia
Christie's Melbourne, November 15, 1995, lot 1390
E. & H. Manners, London, 1995
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 239, p. 511, illus.
The 1770 inventory of the Japanese Palace records: 'Eilf Dutzendt und (8.) 5. Stück Teller, mit roth und goldenen Löwen auch einem Bouquet, alt Indianische Mahlerey, 1 1/2. Zoll tief, 9 1/2. Zoll in Diam: No. 72', [eleven dozen and (8) 5 plates, with a red and gold lion also a bouquet, old Indian painting, 1 1/2 zoll deep, 9 1/2 zoll diam.], Boltz, 1996, p. 74.
A dish of this type was in the Hoffmeister Collection and illustrated in Hoffmeister, 1999, Vol. I, no. 104, sold at Bonhams London, May 26, 2010, lot 23. A further dish from the Schneider Collection, and a Japanese prototype with Japanese Palace number N=16-/⬜ from the Grassimuseum für angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, are illustrated in Weber, 2013, Band II, pp. 290-294. abbs. 46, kat, 272.