A rare ten-sided Kakiemon dish from the property of Augustus III
A rare ten-sided Kakiemon dish from the property of Augustus III
A rare ten-sided Kakiemon dish from the property of Augustus III

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

A rare ten-sided Kakiemon dish from the property of Augustus III

1730 to 1734 Germany

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With the far east symbols of longevity: flaming tortoise, dragon, crane, bamboo and pine-tree, painted in brillant Meissen Kakiemon colours.

Porcelain and painting, 1730
Crossed swords mark in overglaze blue
Incised AR-mark from 1734
Ø 24,8 cm (9 3/4 inch)



The incised monogram 'AR' goes back to an order by the Saxon King Augustus III. from April 1734. According to that these porcelains were not allowed to produce except for the Majesty himself (Weber I p. 89; Boltz 1996 p. 99).

Up to now, there are only known two Meissen pieces bearing this incised ligated mark. Beside the present dish there is one other carrying the tiger-round-bamboo motive, which can be found in the Collection Ernst Schneider, Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf (Weber I p. 89 fig. 39 a-c). 

The design of the presented dish refers to a Japanese example (from ca. 1700), its painting shows also the five symbols of longevity (cf. Collection Arnhold no. 234.1 p. 505; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in Porceain for Palaces no. 123; Coll. Syz in Shono no. 55; Fitski fig. 215 detail).

As the crossed swords mark in overglaze blue indicates the dish was related with the so called Hoym- / Lemaire affair (before it was confiscated by the king).

very good
Dr. Max Fahrländer (former president of the association ‘Keramikfreunde der Schweiz’)
Ayers, John; Impey, Oliver; Mallet J.V.G.: Porcelain for Palaces , 1990

Boltz, Claus: Japanisches Palais-Inventar 1770 und Turmzimmer-Inventar, 1769, in Keramos 153/1996

Cassidy-Geiger, Maureen: The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain 1710-50, London 2008

Fitski, Menno: Kakiemon Porcelain, Rijks Museum Amsterdam 2011

Shono, Masako: Japanisches Aritaporzellan im sogenannten "Kakiemonstil" als Vorbild für die Meissener Porzellanmanufaktur, München 1973

Weber, Julia: Meißener Porzellane mit Dekoren nach ostasiatischen Vorbildern, Band I, München 2013
Dimensions
Diameter 24.80 (9.76 inches)
Stock Code
WE 2843
Elfriede Langeloh

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