This vase is most likely part of an important table-set commissioned between 1820-25 from the Fürstenberg factory by Princess Charlotte's uncle, the Duke of Clarence, before his accession to the throne as William IV. The Fürstenberg porcelain factory had an established relationship with the English Royal family and had produced 'The Brunswick Service', an ozier-moulded topographical service, for the Duke Karl von Braunschweig, of which a large portion of the service is retained in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.
The present vase was painted by the celebrated Fürstenberg artist Ludwig Sebbers who worked at the Fürstenberg Buntmalerei at Brunswick from 1820 to 1824 and then the Munich Academy. He returned in 1826 and became head of the Fürstenberg painting department in Brunswick. The table service commissioned for the Duke of Clarence is painted with Brunswick and Lower Saxony views. Only one other vase of this type is known, it is painted with the same portrait and inscription but also has a cylindrical plinth painted with topographical views of Brunswick. This example is in the collection of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton where it currently forms part of the exhibition 'Charlotte, the Forgotten Princess'. For a pair of vases of the same form also painted by Sebbers see Angelika Lorenz et al., 'Weißes Gold aus Fürstenberg', Exhibition Catalogue, Braunschweig, 1989, pp. 349-350, no. 329.
The original painting of the princess by Charlotte Jones dates from 1814 and was commissioned for Princess Charlotte's coming of age at 18. Princess Charlotte married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg in 1816, she died in childbirth in August 1817 at the age of 21. She was the only daughter of George IV and was incredibly popular in England; her death was much lamented.