The extraordinarily powerful formal language of the 15 cm high MEISSEN sculpture "Dragon's Pearl", which is limited to 25 pieces, is striking - undoubtedly also a credit to Walther's artistic training. In Chinese mythology, dragons are true miraculous animals, godlike and endowed with magical powers. Riding the waves of all waters, the dragon entwines the pearl with its serpentine body. The sinuous body winds or spirals dynamically forward, nestling in its element, the water. The realisation of this mythological creature "Dragon's Pearl" in Meissen porcelain by sculptor Maria Walther plays with the winding lines that define the sculptural forms in light and shadow. The water dragon in particular is still worshipped in rural areas today.