Tazza (footed dish), Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1836 - c. 1837
European porcelain factories flourished thanks to scores of important commissions. Prussian princes ordered large and lavish items from the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur. King Frederick William III of Prussia presented this tazza as a gift to the Dutch royal house. The decoration reveals the international orientation of porcelain painters. The angel carried by two children –Night –derives from a relief in Munich by the popular classicizing sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.