Dimensions: 3 5/16 × 3 1/2 in. (8.4 × 8.9 cm)
Lid: 1 1/4 × 3 in. (3.2 × 7.6 cm)
Marks: Cross-swords from Arms of Saxon, trademark of Meissen since 1725.
Classification: Decorative Arts, Ceramics
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
This porcelain object is in the Chinoiserie style. Late in the 19th Century, the design was enhanced by overlaying gold leaf over the under glaze blue design, thus reflecting the Victorian aesthetic of opulence and excess.