Meissen´s "Onion Pattern" is among the manufactory´s oldest and most iconic designs. Created in 1731, its history is rooted in the development of Meissen´s blue painting technique and its particular aesthetic effect on porcelain. Still in use to this very day, the manufactory´s proprietary cobalt blue was developed to emphasize the unprecedented white of the porcelain. Inspired by the rich trove of East Asian porcelains accumulated by Augustus II the Strong, the design features peaches, melons, bamboo stalks and delicate chrysanthemum blossoms in the manufactory´s signature composition. It is this composition that was adapted to the bulbous table lamp silhouette and rounded out by gold elements and the blue lampshade.