Floral painting on porcelain has a long tradition at the Meissen manufactory that has grown continually throughout the ages and continues on to this day. The rose - a symbol of love - occupies a special position within this tradition and can be found in decorative patterns from nearly every era. This traditional painting motif is applied here to sections of a contemporary vase, which was designed by Sabine Wachs in 1991, resulting in an unusual juxtaposition. The vase features a variety of different rose patterns - from the modern "dance of blossoms" in Meissen's signature cobalt blue all the way to naturalistic depictions in the style typical of the Biedermeier era. This refined synthesis of contemporary design vocabulary and traditional artwork captures a sense of modern opulence.