All round pieces - plates, bowls, vases - are formed purely by hand on turntables and not, as is common in other manufactories, by means of an automatic roller machine. Due to the time-consuming manual production, the Nymphenburg porcelain is much finer, even though shaping by hand takes more time. First, the porcelain mass required for turning is formed into a so-called "hubel" and shaped on the water-powered wheel. Under the experienced hands of the turners, filigree plates or bowls are created from lumps of mass, which are then given their final shape on a plaster mold. Nymphenburg's repertoire includes a good 20,000 different pieces. Each one is marked with the Nymphenburg blind stamp and the initials of the artisan.