Applied in high relief with three scrolling acanthus sprays below an everted rim.
The function of this exceptionally large beaker is unknown, too big for tea or coffee, perhaps intended for warm milk or beer. The acanthus sprays supply grip as well as decoration.
We are not aware of another of this size.
Fine 2 cm hairline crack in the rim
Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
Leopold R. Gellert, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 14 May 1970, lot 267
For a waste-bowl and a coffee-pot with very similar applied decoration, see Hans Syz with J. Jefferson Miller II and Rainer Rückert, The Catalogue of the Hans Syz Collection: Meissen Porcelain and Hausmalerei, fig. 16, p. 42-43; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., cat nos. 75.186 and 75.187