An unusual Chinese famille rose/verte plate with a decorated rim, ex-coll. August the Strong, Kangxi/Yongzheng Dia.: 23,5 cm Provenance: The incised inventory number N:191:I on the back refers to the Dresden collection of August the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. These marks are referred to as Johanneum Marks : Inventory marks added to porcelain belonging to the collection of August the Strong. The first inventory was made in 1721. The inventory numbers were painted in black, or cut through the glaze with a glass cutter's wheel and blackened (as above). In some cases the numbers have only been drawn in ink and have by natural causes been washed away. The term "Johanneum" was taken from the building in Dresden to which the royal collection was moved 1875-76.