• 19th Century Meissen Blue Onion Creme de Pots Weston Table
  • 19th Century Meissen Blue Onion Creme de Pots Weston Table
  • 19th Century Meissen Blue Onion Crème de Pots Weston Table
  • Vintage 19th Century Meissen Blue Onion Crème de Pots
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Vintage 19th Century Meissen Blue Onion Crème de Pots

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Product Description

This rare Blue Onion, Zwiebelmuster, pattern creme de pot is fine porcelain originally manufactured by Meissen porcelain in the 19th 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.

Product Details

Germany Circa 19th Century
Excellent Vintage Condition
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Care

Hand wash only.