The porta potpourri was made in France shortly before or during the War of the Austrian Succession. This is proved by the presence on the bronze of the “C coronné”, a mark certifying the payment of a tax introduced by the French government during the conflict and equivalent to the value of copper contained within the metal alloy. The ceramic parts were made in Meissen. The figure placed next to the jar represents the allegory of Africa and was modeled on a model by the famous Johann Joachim Kändler. The vase with lid, on the other hand, was painted by Christian Friedrich Herold and shows, within polylobate “reserves”, harbor scenes rich in details.