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Meissen Mug Collection

With “The MEISSEN Mug Collection” Europe’s oldest porcelain manufactory presents a unique series of mugs comprising decorative motifs from more than 300 years of manufactory history. In 2019, the second extensive collection honours the traditional genre of bird painting on porcelain, upholding the legacy of one of the most successful design motifs at MEISSEN. Historic prints, vibrant nature studies, stylized renditions in elaborate hand painting as well as graphic artwork establish this year’s design repertoire, which has been applied to the regency-inspired porcelain mug.

“The MEISSEN Mug Collection” is the result of an ongoing artistic collaboration between Meissen’s creative directors Otto Drögsler and Jörg Ehrlich and their team of porcelain painters. With its annual décor motifs and artistic themes, it is at once a unique collector’s series and expression of the artisanal excellence and design competence upheld at MEISSEN – immortalised in the manufactory’s Crossed Swords trademark at the bottom of every mug. As a vibrant homage, the collection, year after year, attests to the wealth of Meissen’s design archive, allowing the varied artisanal tradition of Europe’s oldest porcelain manufactory to shine with every morning cup.