lid (food service)

Quatrefoil lid with two figurative and two floral panels with gold lustre detail. On the top of the lid is a decorative knob in the form of a lemon with raised floral detail.

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.

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