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.
Condition: 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.