Meissen butter tub with chinoiserie underglaze blue, C. 1740
Rare Meissen butter tub, painted in underglaze blue with chinoiserie scenes, the cover with two oriental ladies in a garden, the base with a continuous landscape, the knop modelled as an artichoke and picked out in blue. Impressed 5, early crossed swords to interior base with dot between blades, Circa 1740
ref. Gillmeister Collection p. 194 for a similar example C. 1740, also Meissener Blaumalerei #201, 187, 179 for the unusual mark, dated 1745-60.