Auctions → Ancient art, modern art and jewelry and clocks September 2015 → September 2015 → Magnificent museum-like lidded tureen 'Red Dragon' from the 'Königliche Hof-Küche'
Meissen, around 1740-45. Round bellied tureen with lion's head-shaped handles, profiled lid with pine cone finial. The wall painted in light and dark iron red, shaded in gold: pairs of flying phoenix, elongated dragons and emblems with elements of the '8 most valuable possessions' of the Chinese Buddhism. On the inside of the bottom inventory mark in purple 'K.H.K.' (Königliche Hof-Küche'). Without crossed swords mark, impressed '28'. At the bottom abraded glaze, min. scratches, min. hairline crack. H. 28 cm, diam. 32 cm. - Exhibition: An identical piece in the porcelain collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, inv. no. PE 1159. - Literature: Rückert I, Nr. 305-308: Wark Collection, no. 477; Hoffmeister Collection I, Nr. 112-115; Schneider Collection II, no. 236-253.