It has been previously suggested (when last on the market in 1977) that this ewer bore Augustus III's monogram. However, as he did not succeed his father until 1733, the initials are those of Augustus the Strong (Fredericus Augustus Rex), and this ewer may have been made for his personal use.
Very few jugs of this precise form appear to exist. Two undecorated ewers of the same form are at Lustheim, see Rainer Rückert, op. cit. (Munich, 1966), pl. 9, nos. 22 and 23, and another, decorated in the Seuter workshop at Augsburg, is in the Berlin Kunstgewerbemuseum, see Stefan Bursche, Meissen Steinzeug und Porzellan des 18 Jahrhunderts Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin (Berlin, 1980), cat. no. 127.