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Two collectible cups whose shape was first produced in around 1730-1740 at MEISSEN® are presented here in the latest mix of patterns. The characteristic Indian style of flower painting to Asian prototypes looks surprisingly modern despite dating back to the Manufactory's earliest years. The flowers and sprigs were originally painted on a blue ground. Porcelain painter Gudrun Paasch has created a new, very effective play of colour by adding a second ground in pale red. Intricate motifs applied with brush and pen are laid out in the same way on both cups, only the ground colour varying. The clear blue pattern acquires a counterpart in soft lambent red in this way: vibrant as the result may be, the two supplement each other superbly. Individual flowers and leaves as well as rims in 23-carat gold create precious highlights that enrich the exquisite pair.