A nice tea caddy / jar made by Meissen during the Marcolini period of the late 18th into the early 19th century. Judging by the quality of the flowers it's still an 18th century example. Both the front and the back are hand painted with a floral arrangement including a large nice looking tulip with some small blue and yellow forgetmenots. Each side has a small flower to it as do the shoulders of the piece.
The lid has a small floral arrangement to it matching the larger ones and a nice floral finial with brown trim to the bottom edge. The piece is in great condition with a small chip to the edge of the lid as shown with a tiny hairline in the chipped spot.A little paint would hide the chip perfectly and it displays nicely as is. The tea jar is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark with the star under it as well as a painter's number 94 (I think) as shown. The piece with the lid in place is 4.75 inches tall, 2.75 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep. Germany lidded vase Deckelvase Markolini. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces. Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily! Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Jars". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.