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In 1954, MEISSEN introduced this discerning vase design by the modeller Willi Münch-Khe that, with its graceful contours and striking snail-like shape, inspired this artwork for the "Limited Masterworks 2019" collection. The artwork is based on a catalogue of coloured illustrations by Dutch pharmacist Albertus Seba and later refined by comparing own drawings. After applying the contours in sepia ink with pens and brushstrokes, the shells are then brought to life with multifaceted shading - each shell painted individually. A lustre glaze that uses one of the manufactory's oldest formulas is painted on to create iridescent layers of metallic oxides in the final firing, lending the piece of mother-of-pearl luminescence.