This picturesque ovoid pot-pourri vase, crowned by Venus's sacred roses and nestled amongst Pan's 'fertility' reeds, celebrates Berlin's Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur (KPM). A medallion portrait of the factory's patron, Kaiser Wilhelm II, accompanies a vignette depicting Potsdam's Neues Palais crowned by Venus's Graces and built by Fredrick the Great, who granted Royal patronage; to the manufactory in the l760s. Berlin's KPM participiated in the great exhibitions of the nineteenth century, and its history was published in G. Kolbe, Geschichte der Koniglischen Porzellan-manufakur zu Berlin, l863. (see J. Nicht, Potsdam. Biler aug Porzellan, Berlin, l982).