Tureen, lid and stand, with decorative panels with panited bucolic scenes and gold lustre details. The knob on the top of the lid is in the shape of a fruit. The mark on the underside of the tureen and stand is for 'Augustus Rex' and was used around 1720-30, and occasionally later for royal gifts. It is one of the marks used by the Meissen factory.
The AR (Augustus Rex) 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.