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This egg cup was originally a part of the "New Cutout" table service that was created in the mid-18th century by Meissen's master modeller Johann Joachim Kaendler. The delicate shape, reminiscent of flower petals, with a corrugated, pointed edge, is a rare example of Baroque modesty and has served as a canvas for countless famous artwork and continues to do so to this day. The "Indish Painting" is one of the manufactory's oldest designs, used to decorate the porcelain vessels as early as 1720. The "Indish" chinoiserie style, which was created based on East Asian porcelain art, is brimming with symbolism while at the same time capturing the imaginary worlds of 18th century Europeans through stylised plants and animal figures. The 24-carat gold accents and gold edging around the base and opening of the egg cup elegantly underscores the purple geometric pattern.