Trade in porcelain wares from the East was booming, but the question of how to imitate them was another matter. The factory went on to produce some of the finest wares and sculptures ever seen in the West, and remains one of the most sought-after names in European ceramics. The teapot and cover 5 in It started producing a wide variety of different products, from dishes and bowls to vases. The makers began experimenting with various glazes and forms, and recruited glass-cutters from Bohemia. The factory belonged to Augustus, who was porcelain-crazy and already had an enormous collection of Asian pieces.
At his times porcelain was as valuable as gold. It took an alchemist to invent porcelain in Europe. He committed no crime but the elector of Saxony heard of his efforts to produce gold using alchemy.
The augustus dating value or monogram AR was introduced by Meissen in the first half of the 18th century when the crossed marks were introduced. It was also added to pieces produced for the court of his son, August III, who succeeded him kalk All court pieces were marked with the AR monogram, and occasionally the mark was added to gifts produced for royal visitors. However pieces marked kalk the AR monogram were produced in the very fake hallmarks of the meissen factory and are mostly decorated with oriental motifs, in the Bottger chinoiserie or the kakiemon style.