Designed by Johann Jacob Irminger in 1715, this vase - with rich, sculptural elements reminiscent of European silverware - was one of the first porcelain vessels produced by MEISSEN. An historic vessel that, for the first time ever, has been reissued with decorative painting in muted, dark blue tones that are visible in the space between its sculptural elements. The artwork was inspired by an historic engraving of monkeys picking grapes and was selectively placed under the sculptural vines to establish an ongoing dialogue with the vase itself. In combination with the filigree painting between the delicate elements, the manufacturing of the vase requires great skills. The result is a highly detailed, lively jungle scenery that is revealed in suggestive cut-outs, glimpsed through the thicket of grape vines.