An 18th Century Meissen Porcelain Coffee Cup and Saucer, Academic Period 1763-1774. Decorated with Hunting Scenes in the Style of the German Painter, Draughtsman and Prolific Engraver Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767). The Saucer Shows Two Drivers with Dogs Driving a Deer Towards a Hunter with a Tricorne Hat Who Appears on the Cup Firing at the Deer from Behind Moss Covered Logs. The Cup with a Meissen Cross Swords Mark with a Dot Between the Hilts, the Saucer with a Smaller Meissen Mark without the Dot. Impressed Numerals to Both.
The cup is in good condition but with rubbing to the gilt rim. The saucer has an area of sprayed restoration that appears to hide a small chip c.4 x 3 mm.
Academic Period Meissen :
Meissen`s Academic Period, commonly referred to as the Dot Period (1763-1774) due to the mark which included a dot between the hilts of the crossed-swords. This period comes directly after the Seven Years War (1756-63), which concluded with the treaties of Hubertusburg and Paris in 1763. It was a time when the factory and indeed much of Europe was recovering from this protracted conflict. It resulted in some 900,000 to 1,400,000 deaths.