- Museum number
Two-handled Basin and Cover, and shaped stand with handles; porcelain; circular design on each in gold with a central black eagle for Prussia; round the edge initials of a name, each letter beginning an inscription; in the spaces groups of Chinese figures painted in colours; maker's mark.
- Production date
Diameter: 188 millimetres (bowl)
Height: 131 millimetres (bowl inc knop)
Length: 253 millimetres (bowl inc handles)
Length: 283 millimetres (stand)
Width: 159 millimetres (stand)
- Curator's comments
- See The Hamilton Palace Collection sale catalogue, 14th day's sale, 17 July 1882, lot 1694, 'A fine ecuelle and cover, with openwork handles, on large two-handled stand with scalloped border, painted with Chinese figures and flowers, and with circular gilt medallions with an eagle in the centre, and inscriptions forming anagrams with the name Sophie.'
This bowl was made for Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I of England and wife of Frederick William I king of Prussia; married 1706, died 1757. Her inventory made in 1758 includes '38. eine auf der Konigin Geburts-Tag gemachte Suppen Schale mit der Unterschaale', which may denote the bowl, perhaps made for Sophia Dorothea's birthday. Her collection of over 1000 pieces of Meissen was left to her daughters.
- On display (G46/dc16)
- Associated events
- Designed for: Sophia's Dorothea's birthday when pregnant with her 14th and last child
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For details of the Hamilton Palace sale, see Comment.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1694 (Hamilton Palace Coll.no.)