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"Yellow Lion" Dish

circa 1740

Meissen porcelain factory (German, 1710 - present)

This dish’s painted decoration, which features a tiger with bamboo and a prunus shrub, was inspired by a Japanese porcelain pattern. The dish belonged to a service once displayed by Augustus the Strong at his Japanese Palace in Dresden.

Place object was created: Meissen, Germany

hard paste porcelain

Measurements:    diameter: 11.5 inches    height: 1.8125 inches

Museum Purchase: Delhom Collection 1965.48.293

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH