Have you heard of Blue Onion style? (German: Zwiebelmuster) It is the famous dishes-decorating style from Meissen Porcelain Factory in Germany. Meissen porcelain or Meissen china was the first European hard-paste porcelain.
Early experiments about European porcelain were done in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. Tschirnhaus had a vast knowledge of scientific technologies, especially in the fields of chemistry, alchemy and metallurgy. The trademark, crossed swords, has been a reliable sign of originality since 1720.
In addition to its excellent properties, Meissen porcelain is known for its special hand-decorated technology. Blue Onion style is known since 1739. The dyeing process is unique. Your visit to the Porcelain Factory in Meissen will very well satisfy your desire for knowledge. You can see the whole process of hand decorating. It takes you 2 hours of driving from Prague.
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