Maritime worlds have always inspired the imagination and ingenuity of the Meissen porcelain artists: from the baroque "swan service" to animal sculptures and porcelain vases with elaborate blue painting. Also the "heron" created by the artist Elfriede Reichel-Drechsler in 1957 from white Meissen porcelain is one of them. The 36 cm bright white figurine with its filigree appearance shows the herons live in the exotic countries of the world in a naturalistic way, which makes him seem almost alive. Years of experience and the highest level of craftsmanship are required to ensure that the elegant figurine is made from the finest Meissen porcelain. In addition, the composition of the mass and the firing technique must be optimally coordinated so that the particular hardness and high degree of whiteness of real Meissen porcelain can be achieved.