This is a fine porcelain plate from the noted manufacturer, Meissen. It was created to commemorate Friedrich August III’s assumption of the Kingdom of Saxony’s throne in 1904. Friedrich August III (1865-1932) was Saxony’s final king. The plate measures 10″ in diameter. It has a sunken center. Its edge is trimmed in gold. The plate is ornately hand painted in blue. Near the gilt trim on the edge is a band of oak leaves and acorns. Inside on the sunken portion of the plate, more oak leaves serve as a wreath around the King’s Cypher, “AR” (Augustus Rex) and Saxony’s Coat-of-Arms. Below it is the date, 15 Okt. 1904, when Friedrich August III ascended to the throne after his father, König Georg (1832-1904) died. The plate’s reverse is attractively hallmarked for Meissen with the firm’s crossed swords. It is a fetching porcelain item, and a tribute to the King of Saxony, who led his kingdom during WW I.