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Catalog Number 2017.15.1a
Object Name Dish
Description Glazed white porcelain lobed, leaf-shaped dish with molded vines, leaves and flowers on the base to form a foot and a branch-shaped handle.

This dish may have been intended to be used as a brushwasher for cleaning brushes used in calligraphy.

Dishes like these were in the collection of Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, and were copied in both porcelain and red stoneware at the Royal Porcelain Manufactory at Meissen, which he established in 1710.
Year Range from 1675
Year Range to 1725
Material Porcelain
Place of Origin Made at the Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Meissen, Germany
Artist Royal Porcelain Manufactory
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by W. Groke Mickey
On View No