Tall, hard-paste porcelain vase of campana shape, the upper body with white biscuit bas-relief figures against a glazed green ground, the figures include King Friedrich Augustus I of Saxony (1750-1827) dressed as a Roman emperor; he is flanked by the figures of Justice on his right, and Minerva on his left; on the opposite side of the vase is the figure of a Roman vestal, representing the state of Saxony, pouring oil on sacrificial flames on an altar inscribed with the dates of the king's reign; at her feet lies an overflowing cornucopia as well as war trophies and emblems of the seven liberal arts; the bulbous lower body heavily gilt with two handles and a series of applied acanthus leaves of white biscuit porcelain, the foot with central decorative element of green glazed porcelain with small, applied, white biscuit leaves, the lower splayed foot a series of channels

Vase

Royal Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

1818