This is a nice antique German Meissen porcelain pair of plates decorated in the Kakiemon style being the Yellow Tiger pattern. I believe the plates are from around the turn of the 20th century with the one being marked 1910. The design of t his piece comes from the first large dinner service produced at Meissen, ordered by Augustus the Strong c1728 and constantly augmented through the 1730s.
The pattern derives from Japanese Kakiemon porcelain. It was known at Meissen as the yellow lion pattern though it in fact features a tiger. The pattern was reserved for use at court, although yellow lion wares were also made as diplomatic gifts. Both are in pretty nice shape as the pics show with no nicks or chips having some minor wear to the glaze in a few spots as well as some scratches / losses to the gold around the rim and they come exactly as shown.
They measure 10 in diameter. Please see my other Meissen listings as well.
The item "Antique Meissen Porcelain Pair Plates Kakiemon Style Yellow Lion / Tiger Pattern" is in sale since Tuesday, December 1, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Meissen". The seller is "nceantiqueswntd" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri.This item can be shipped worldwide.