Meissen - Blue Onion Pattern Photos
Perhaps the most recognizable Meissen pattern is the Blue Onion design (Zwiebelmuster). However, the design mimics blue Chinese designs with a substitution of peaches & pomegranates known by Europeans. The pattern was further copied by other porcelain brands. One version has it that Zwiebelmuster was easier to produce since cobalt blue is simpler to fire under glaze.
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|Porcelain blue onion pattern plate (c1730) by Meissen at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.||Zwiebelmuster (blue onion) Meissen porcelain pattern originated in 1739 (plate & terrine examples from 2nd half 19thC) at Cultural History Museum. Rostock, Germany.||Porcelain blue onion plate (c1750); teacup (c1740-50) & covered tureen with fish handles (c1723-5) by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.||Porcelain Meissen bowl with blue onion pattern at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.|
|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.|
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