The slightest gust is enough to blow the seeds of the dandelion far away from its flower-head. Once the tiny parachutes take off, the flowering process is over. Porcelain painter Horst Bretschneider consummately immortalises the magic and fleetingness of this natural spectacle on precious porcelain. He applies very fine layers of lightened white colour with a pointed brush to give his painting a relief-like quality. The meadow is sumptuously picked out in gold, whilst spots of gleaming detail represent seeds being carried off beyond the gilt rim - to flower afresh who knows where.