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Dish
OM-1997-0004
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The object is of high quality craftsmanship. Having been part of the collection of Augustus the Strong, it also carries the history of Chinese porcelain as collector's item in Northern Europe.

History of the Object
This dish formed part of the porcelain collection of King Augustus the Strong of Saxony and Poland and carries his inventory mark. He was one of the great, early collectors of Chinese porcelain and was instrumental in founding the first European porcelain works, in Meissen. Bought in Stockholm, it later formed part of the collection the well-known Swedish collectors of Chinese antiquities, Axel and Nora Lundgren.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Porcelain, coloured enamel famille rose décor 
Measurements
Width 22 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; Qing dynasty, Yongzheng (1723-35) 
Function
Dish 
Acquisition
Bought in Stockholm to the MFEA in 1997 by the Axel and Nora Lundgren Foundation. Previously in the collection of King Augustus the Strong of Saxony and Poland in Dresden. 
Copyright
The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 
Acknowledgements
Eva Myrdal, Göte Nilsson Schönborg, curators. Karl Zetterström, Erik Cornelius photo 
Owner
The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (MFEA) 
Museum
Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 
Credit line
 

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