Ca 1790 pear-shaped lidded jug or small coffee pot hand decorated en camaïeu rose, the design nearly identical to an 18th century Banded Hedge pattern produced by Meissen (see comments below). Exterior ribbed design of the body is typical of the Thuringia area of Germany for the period. Good 18th century porcelain from Thuringia manufacturers is extremely difficult to find and this piece is a good one, with only a tight hairline across the bottom of the handle that looks like its been there a very long time, a flake on the inside edge of the foot rim, which is probably a manufacturing flaw since it appears to possibly have been glazed, and a 1/4" wide shallow flake on the underside edge of the lid. Pretty remarkable condition for being over 200 years old. Each noted issue is illustrated. Pot without lid 5 1/2 inches tall; with lid 7 inches tall.
Marked on the base with Limbach's puce-colored trefoil or cloverleaf mark. Limbach previously had used a mark of crossed L's with an asterisk-like star that seemed too close to Meissen's mark of the Marcolini period. It's use was even more confusing when applied to porcelain objects that were also copying Meissen's shapes or decorative designs. So, in 1787 Meissen took Limbach's owner to court and the factory was forced to stop using the confusing mark.
From the same estate, I have listed a Meissen Marcolini period covered sugar bowl in an early Banded Hedge design this pot's decoration emulates. Along with a similar Meissen tea bowl and saucer (now sold), all were probably used/displayed together over time, though from different makers.
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