Animal figurines have been an integral element of Meissen's artistic repertoire since the manufactory was founded. In the vein of this tradition, MEISSEN presents its Annual Figurine 2018, "Dog", which joins the previous year's 'Cat' as part of a series of pets. Both animal figurines were created in the atelier of the young sculptor Maximilian Hagstotz, whose artistic talent was honed as a master's student of Jörg Danielczyk. Through his use of colour and form, Hagstotz masterfully captures the dog's individual traits and characteristics. The figurine radiates trust and stability, as well as a sense of dignity and pride. Hagstotz paid special attention to the appearance of its icy blue eyes, which captivate the gaze of the viewer. Each edition of Annual Figurines is produced exclusively once every year. As a mark of authenticity, each Annual Figurine features the year it was made as a gold signet on its underside.