The "Koi carp as box" made of white Meissen porcelain and with reduced onglaze painting was probably used by the European aristocracy in the 17th and 18th centuries to serve delicate pies. In this new edition MEISSEN artist Katrin Müller deliberately replaces the lifelike painting that was common at the time with a contemporary decor design. The koi with its naturalistic form is accentuated by isolated yellow scales and a few brush strokes in black and gold, characterizing the fish as a Koi. The 23.5 cm long Koi is divisible in the middle and therefore very good to use as a box. Whether as a gift or for your own interior - the Koi of the Limited Edition 2020 combines exclusive craftsmanship with over 300 years of history. Because the porcelain of the Limited Editions and Limited Works of Art is manufactured exclusively by the most experienced artists of the manufactory.