Meissen - Mythical Beasts & Stylized Oriental Foliage (1720-40s) Photos

Following Oriental scenes, Meissen porcelain painting evolved to an era of mythical beast and stylized foliage in the Japanese manner. Indian flowers was a name for some patterns, but were not like those from India, but just Oriental in style.

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Array of Meissen porcelain painted after Japanese patterns at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain bottle-gourd vase by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain beaker vase by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Array of Meissen vases at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Array of Meissen porcelain painted after Japanese patterns (1720s-40s) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain bottle-gourd vase (fragments) (1726-30) by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Porcelain beaker vase (fragments) (1726-30) by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Array of Meissen vases (c1730) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain platter with Indian flowers at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain coffee pot prob. Johann Ehrenfried Stadler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain spouted bouillon cup on saucer painted with Indian flowers used to cool liquid in saucer before drinking from saucer at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen plates & covered bowl at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.
Meissen porcelain platter with Indian flowers (c1730) at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain coffee pot (c1730) prob. Johann Ehrenfried Stadler at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain spouted bouillon cup on saucer (c1730) painted with Indian flowers used to cool liquid in saucer before drinking from saucer at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen plates & covered bowl at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.
Array of Meissen porcelain with yellow tiger pattern pattern after Japanese style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain 'Three Friends of Winter" bowl by Meissen at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Porcelain plate from yellow lion service by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Meissen porcelain serving dishes with red dragon pattern at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Array of Meissen porcelain with yellow tiger pattern (aka Gelber Löwe) (c1745) pattern after Japanese style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain 'Three Friends of Winter" bowl (c1730-40) by Meissen at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Porcelain plate from yellow lion service (1734) by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Meissen porcelain serving dishes with red dragon pattern (1735) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Details of Meissen red dragon plus phoenix pattern. Munich, Germany.Porcelain red dragon dish from set of Royal Court Confectionary Dresden by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain plates in leaf form with Japanese-style decoration at Ariana Museum. Geneva, Switzerland.Details of Meissen phoenix & peonies pattern. Munich, Germany.
Details of Meissen red dragon plus phoenix pattern (aka Roter Drache) (1735). Munich, Germany.Porcelain red dragon dish from set of Royal Court Confectionary Dresden (c1780) by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain plates (c1730) in leaf form with Japanese-style decoration at Ariana Museum. Geneva, Switzerland.Details of Meissen phoenix & peonies pattern (c1735). Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain plate with phoenix & peonies at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain yellow soup pot with knob in form of flying dragon on saucer painted with red & blue Japanese-style garland at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain teapot & cup in "Rose Family" decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain plate (c1735) with phoenix & peonies at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain yellow soup pot with knob in form of flying dragon on saucer (c1735-40) painted with red & blue Japanese-style garland at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain teapot & cup (c1735) in "Rose Family" decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate (c1735) in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain covered terrine in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain sauce boat in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate copied from Japanese original with ocean wave & net pattern for client August the Strong at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate with painted checkerboard pattern & flying squirrels at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Meissen porcelain covered terrine (c1735) in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain sauce boat (c1735) in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate (c1740) copied from Japanese original with ocean wave & net pattern for client August the Strong at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate with painted checkerboard pattern & flying squirrels (c1740) at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.
Meissen porcelain leaf bowl with net & red squirrel design after Japanese pattern at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Details of Meissen red squirrel pattern. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate with red squirrel design after Japanese pattern at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Kakiemon pattern dinner service by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Meissen porcelain leaf bowl with net & red squirrel design after Japanese pattern (c1740) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Details of Meissen red squirrel pattern (c1740). Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate with red squirrel design after Japanese pattern (c1740) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Kakiemon pattern dinner service (c1740) by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Meissen porcelain bowl with dragon decoration at Ariana Museum. Geneva, Switzerland.Meissen porcelain plate painted with crane flying above kylin beast of Chinese mythology at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Several serving pieces of Meissen porcelain painted with crane flying above kylin beast of Chinese mythology at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Details of Meissen crane flying above kylin. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain bowl (c1735-40) with dragon decoration at Ariana Museum. Geneva, Switzerland.Meissen porcelain plate painted with crane flying above kylin beast of Chinese mythology (c1740) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Several serving pieces of Meissen porcelain painted with crane flying above kylin beast of Chinese mythology (c1740) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Details of Meissen crane flying above kylin (c1740). Munich, Germany.
Details of Meissen crane flying above kylin. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain quatrefoil bowl with gold net ornaments & flower branches based on Chinese model at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain tureen at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Details of Meissen crane flying above kylin (c1740). Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain quatrefoil bowl (c1740) with gold net ornaments & flower branches based on Chinese model at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain tureen (c1730) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain serving dishes (c1740) painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain lidded terrine with lion head handles & yellow tiger pattern beside bowl in yellow tiger pattern after Japanese style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain lidded terrine with yellow tiger pattern pattern after Japanese style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Details of Meissen yellow tiger pattern. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain serving dishes (c1740) painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain lidded terrine with lion head handles & yellow tiger pattern (c1745-50) beside bowl in yellow tiger (aka Gelber Löwe) pattern after Japanese style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain lidded terrine with yellow tiger pattern (aka Gelber Löwe) (c1745) pattern after Japanese style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Details of Meissen yellow tiger pattern (aka Gelber Löwe) (c1745). Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain creamer with phoenix? In Hecke style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain lidded terrine with handle in shape of wild boar painted with phoenix at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Rock & bird pattern porcelain by Meissen at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Rock & bird pattern porcelain plate by Meissen at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.
Meissen porcelain creamer (c1740s?) with phoenix? In Hecke style at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain lidded terrine with handle in shape of wild boar painted with phoenix (c1740-5) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Rock & bird pattern porcelain (c1750-75) by Meissen at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Rock & bird pattern porcelain plate (c1750) by Meissen at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.
Rock & bird pattern porcelain chocolate pot by Meissen at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Meissen porcelain plate with lattice rim like waving flag in yellow and painted mythical animal from service made for Prussian King Friedrich the Great after his request for animals of India at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Collection of Meissen pieces painted by Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Rock & bird pattern porcelain chocolate pot (c1775) by Meissen at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Meissen porcelain plate with lattice rim like waving flag in yellow and painted mythical animal (1762-3) from service made for Prussian King Friedrich the Great after his request for animals of India at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Collection of Meissen pieces (c1730s-40s) painted by Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.

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