Meissen - Bird, Insect & Flower Designs (1735-60s) Photos

Starting about 1735 Meissen started shifting its porcelain paintings from mythical animals & stylized plants to scientifically observed insects, flowers & birds. In later works flowers also sculpted onto the vessels.

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Meissen porcelain tureen at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain tureen (c1730) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain serving dishes (c1740) painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving dishes (c1740) painted with butterflies in green shades at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate (c1735) in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain covered terrine in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain yellow soup pot with knob in form of flying dragon on saucer painted with red & blue Japanese-style garland at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain teapot & cup in "Rose Family" decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate in "Bird Tree" decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain covered terrine (c1735) in imaginary animal series at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain yellow soup pot with knob in form of flying dragon on saucer (c1735-40) painted with red & blue Japanese-style garland at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain teapot & cup (c1735) in "Rose Family" decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate (c1735) in "Bird Tree" decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain gold background covered bouillon cups painted with flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain tea caddy with gold background, tree flowers & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving tureen painted with butterflies & flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain platter painted with flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain gold background covered bouillon cups (c1740) painted with flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain tea caddy (c1740) with gold background, tree flowers & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving tureen (c1740) painted with butterflies & flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain platter (c1740s) painted with flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain bowls painted with brocade décor, bird looking in mirror & with Phoenixes inside hexafoils at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate painted with colored versions of Zwiebelmuster pattern plus other vessels with East Asian designs at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain terrine painted with cut flowers & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate painted with flowers at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.
Meissen porcelain bowls (c1740) painted with brocade décor, bird looking in mirror & with Phoenixes inside hexafoils at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate (c1740s) painted with colored versions of Zwiebelmuster (blue onion) pattern plus other vessels with East Asian designs at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain terrine (c1740) painted with cut flowers & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate painted with flowers (1740-63) at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.
Meissen porcelain serving vessels painted with moths at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain covered tureen & platter by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain teapot on stand with birds at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain plates & cups with birds at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.
Meissen porcelain serving vessels (c1740s) painted with moths at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain covered tureen & platter (c1740) by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain teapot on stand with birds (1740-50) at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain plates & cups with birds (1740-50) at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.
Meissen porcelain cups & saucers with birds at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain oval plate at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain tureen at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Meissen plate in porcelain room at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Meissen porcelain cups & saucers with birds (1740-50) at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain oval plate (c1740) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain tureen (c1740) at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Meissen plate (c1740) in porcelain room at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Meissen porcelain serving platter, plate & vinegar or oil jug painted with wildflowers & insects from service of Cologne Prince-Bishop Clemens August at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain serving platter by Johann Joachim Kändler & Johann Friedrich Eberlein for Meissen Porcelain made for Elector of Cologne Clemens August von Köln at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Porcelain tureen with lid in Dulong pattern by Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Porcelain plate in Brühlsche Allerlei pattern by Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Meissen porcelain serving platter, plate & vinegar or oil jug (1741-2) painted with wildflowers & insects from service of Cologne Prince-Bishop Clemens August at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain serving platter (c1741-42) by Johann Joachim Kändler & Johann Friedrich Eberlein for Meissen Porcelain made for Elector of Cologne Clemens August von Köln at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Porcelain tureen with lid in Dulong pattern (1743-65) by Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Porcelain plate in Brühlsche Allerlei pattern (1744) by Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Porcelain tureen with lid in Brühlsche Allerlei pattern by Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Meissen porcelain bowl painted with peony & insects & ringed with flowers in relief beside tee box with mouse at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate from St. Andrews Cross service at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain white vase painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Porcelain tureen with lid in Brühlsche Allerlei pattern (1744) by Meissen Manuf., Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Meissen porcelain bowl (c1745) painted with peony & insects & ringed with flowers in relief beside tee box with mouse at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate from St. Andrews Cross service (c1745) at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain white vase (c1745) painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain covered white vase painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain white vase painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain octagonal plate painted with bird at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain service at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Meissen porcelain covered white vase (c1745) painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain white vase (c1745) painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain octagonal plate (c1745-50) painted with bird at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Meissen porcelain service (c1750) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Meissen porcelain service at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Meissen porcelain service painted with animals framed with rococo purple mosaic scale decoration at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain yellow cups & saucers painted with German flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain bowl painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain service (c1750) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Meissen porcelain service painted with animals framed with rococo purple mosaic scale decoration (c1750-60s) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain yellow cups & saucers (c1750-5) painted with German flowers at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain bowl painted with birds & insects (late 1700s) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Painted porcelain plate in Meissen style from Chelsea, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Meissen porcelain terrine & underplate with relief decoration of flower & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain tureen & saucer with scale decoration by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain oval pitcher, cover & tray with shaped insects & leaves at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Painted porcelain plate in Meissen style (late 1700s) from Chelsea, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Meissen porcelain terrine & underplate (c1750) with relief decoration of flower & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Porcelain tureen & saucer with scale decoration (c1750-5) by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Meissen porcelain oval pitcher, cover & tray with shaped insects & leaves (c1750) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.
Meissen porcelain fruit plate at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Travel box for tea service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate with "Neubrandenstein" rim relief & painted bird decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain coffee service painted with birds with rococo blue mosaic scale decoration at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain fruit plate (c1750) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Travel box (c1755) for tea service at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate (c1750-60) with "Neubrandenstein" rim relief & painted bird decor at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain coffee service painted with birds with rococo blue mosaic scale decoration (c1760-70) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain white sugar dish painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate with lattice rim like waving flag in yellow and painted mythical animal from service made for Prussian King Friedrich the Great after his request for animals of India at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving pieces from Möllendorff Dinner Service by Frederick II the Great, King of Prussia at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving basket from Möllendorff Dinner Service by Frederick II the Great, King of Prussia at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain white sugar dish (c1760) painted with birds & insects at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain plate with lattice rim like waving flag in yellow and painted mythical animal (1762-3) from service made for Prussian King Friedrich the Great after his request for animals of India at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving pieces from Möllendorff Dinner Service (c1762) by Frederick II the Great, King of Prussia at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen porcelain serving basket from Möllendorff Dinner Service (c1762) by Frederick II the Great, King of Prussia at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.
Meissen porcelain terrine with putto angel holding cornucopia lid handle & painted with birds plus blue foliage at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen covered serving tureen at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.Meissen porcelain lidded box & subboxes with game chips painted to mimic playing cards at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Ewer by Meissen Porcelain of Germany at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Meissen porcelain terrine with putto angel holding cornucopia lid handle & painted with birds plus blue foliage (c1765-70) at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Meissen covered serving tureen (18thC) at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.Meissen porcelain lidded box & subboxes with game chips (c1765) painted to mimic playing cards at Meissen porcelain museum at Lustheim Palace. Munich, Germany.Ewer (c1765) by Meissen Porcelain of Germany at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Meissen Marcolini porcelain cabaret set in state drawing room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Porcelain chocolate set by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Collection of porcelain from Vincennes, French & Meissen, Germany at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Meissen plates & figurines at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.
Meissen Marcolini porcelain cabaret set (1780) in state drawing room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Porcelain chocolate set (2nd half 18thC) by Meissen Porcelain at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Collection of porcelain from Vincennes, French & Meissen, Germany (18thC) at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.Meissen plates & figurines (mid 19th C) at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.
Meissen vase with pierced top in State Dining Room at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Meissen vase decorated with flowers & fruit in State Dining Room at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Meissen porcelain vase with sculpted flowers in state drawing room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Meissen campana vase reputed to have been given to Thomas Conolly by future French Emperor, Napoleon in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Meissen vase with pierced top (c1830) in State Dining Room at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Meissen vase decorated with flowers & fruit (1830) in State Dining Room at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Meissen porcelain vase with sculpted flowers in state drawing room at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Meissen campana vase (c1850) reputed to have been given to Thomas Conolly (1823-1876) by future French Emperor, Napoleon in dining room at Castletown House. Ireland.
Meissen porcelain plate painted with pheasant & other birds at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with flowers at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with flowers at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with flowers at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.
Meissen porcelain plate painted with pheasant & other birds (1774-1814) at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with flowers (1800-50) at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with flowers (1800-50) at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.Meissen porcelain serving dishes painted with flowers (1800-50) at Pitti Palace Ceramics Museum. Florence, Italy.

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