An historical porcelain piece from the Meissen archive served as the inspiration for the magnificent peonies, which are applied using the manufactory's proprietary cobalt blue to lend the piece its unique intensity. The decorative pattern in the style of "Indian Painting" combines a variety of shades of the under-glaze blue as well as different painting styles. While the peonies are applied in a lighter shade, the lavish gold brocade is permeated by a darker blue, surrounding a design that offers a graphic representation of the flowers. The 24-carat gold is painted onto the surface of the unfired porcelain, and appears matte after firing. This lends a marked contrast to the shining blue painted objects. The minimalist dish design chosen to feature these intricate images is created without a mould and turned by hand, making each piece one of a kind.