This vintage pair of early Meissen porcelain covered jars, each depicting beautiful panels of vivid florals against sky blue background that alternate with various views of costumed courtiers. Each jar features four (4) panels elaborately framed with an intricate gold scroll motif that is repeated around the base, neck & lid rim. The under surface of the base of each jar has a 18th century maker's mark of intertwined scripted initials A R in blue ink under the glaze. Meissen was the first European hard paste porcelain & production began 1711.
*** The AR monogram was a special mark reserved for objects used by the court of Elector August the Strong, founder of the Meissen factory.
Although most documentation dates the AR use only up to 1730, it was also added to pieces produced for the court of his son, August III, who succeeded him in 1733. Occasionally the mark was added to gifts produced for royal visitors.
9 3/8" tall X 5 1/2" diameter
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