Anyone who’s ever had the opportunity to look over the shoulders of the artists of the manufactory when they paint porcelain knows how much responsibility and professionalism this traditional craft requires. The botanical characteristics are retained with a steady hand, the plumage of a bird is elaborated, and the characteristic features of its body are accentuated with fine contours and shading. This requires a great deal of instinctive feeling and a good eye for the essential aspects. It is only then that simple decoration becomes gloriously colourful living scenery.

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