Nymphenburg is famous for the lifelike depiction of its animal figures, especially those that were painted in underglaze. A technique introduced in the manufactory in 1903, which reached its peak in the Art Nouveau era. with this technique, the paint is applied to the unglazed porcelain in different layers by means of an airbrush before the second firing. The porcelain painters use fine tools and brushes to bring details resembling fur and plumage, but also characteristics of facial expressions. Each piece gets brilliance of color and depth through the final glaze. To this day, the underglaze painting is carried out by the Nymphenburg artisans with the highest degree of perfection, especially for animal sculptures and figures.