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19th Century Meissen Blue Onion Crème de Pots

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Product Description

This rare collection of Blue Onion, Zwiebelmuster, pattern creme de pots are fine porcelain originally manufactured by Meissen porcelain in the 18th century.

While modeled closely after a pattern first produced by Chinese porcelain painters, which featured pomegranates unfamiliar in Saxony, the plates and bowls produced in the Meissen factory in 1740 adopted a feel that was distinctly their own. Among the earliest Chinese examples are underglaze blue and white porcelains of the early Ming Dynasty.

The Meissen painters created hybrids that resembled flora more familiar to Europeans. The so-called "onions" are not onions at all, but, according to historians, are most likely mutations of the peaches and pomegranates modeled on the original Chinese pattern. The whole design is an ingeniously conceived grouping of several floral motifs with stylized peonies and asters in the pattern's center, the stems of which wind in flowing curves around a bamboo stalk.

Germany Circa 19th Century
Hand wash only.

About Vintage & Antique

This curated collection represents Weston Table’s wish to celebrate the past along side the present. We comb the world to find artisanally made goods from each continent that represent our ideal of heirloom tradition and modern lifestyle. We are fully in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s camp when he says,  “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!”

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