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This sugar dish designed by the modeller Johann Friedrich Eberlein around 1746 serves as a testament to the magnificent festive table settings of the 18th century. Like his master, Johann Joachim Kaendler, Eberlein used figurative compositions to overcome the purely utilitarian nature of the dish in an imaginative way. He was inspired by the imagery of the Orient, and this inspiration is reflected time and again in the piece's decorative details such as the crescent-moon-shaped knob on the lid. For this reissue, the painting on the medallion was conceived in the same vein, featuring pomegranates and tulips - two important symbols of the Ottoman Empire. The detailed miniature painting with copper accents is applied on the basis of a pen-and-ink drawing. Once the paint has dried, the green background is applied in ultra-fine contours - a superb feat of precision and artistry.