Dragoon vase, set of five

China, Qing periodaround 1700

Porcelain Collection, Dresden State Art Museums

Porcelain Collection, Dresden State Art Museums

This five-piece garniture consits of three monumental covered jars and tow concave beaker vases. It is part of the famous collection of "dragoon vases", which Augustus the Strong received in spring 1717 from Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia , the "soldier king", in exchange for 600 cavalrymen. The originally 151 monumental vessels came from the rich porcelain collections of the Prussian palaces.

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  • Title: Dragoon vase, set of five
  • Creator: China, Qing period
  • Date Created: around 1700
  • Physical Dimensions: h1050 cm
  • Collection: Porzellansammlung (Porcelain Collection)
  • Additional Information: Kangxi era (1662-1722)
  • Type: porcelain Vase
  • Rights: Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photograph: Jürgen Karpinski
  • External Link: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/show?id=123266