The Duke and Elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus I, became King of Poland as Augustus II of Poland in 1697. Famous founder of the Meissen manufactory, on the two long sides of the high base are the following commemorative inscriptions: ‘Frid. Augustus Dux Saxoniae S.R.J. Princeps Elector Archimareschalcus Jdemqve Rex Poloniae Augustus II’ e ‘Frid. Augusti II. Ducis Saxon. S.R. J. Electoris nec non regis poloniae curas patri et antecessori. Positum. ADMDCCXXXVI’. – Dimensions 25,9×16,9×10,6 in.