Old Viennese Scattered Cornflowers
The love of cornflower decorations on porcelain dates from the second half of the 18th century. Marie-Antoinette had a service with a decoration of scattered cornflowers designed for her retreat, the Petit Trianon, in 1781. As table decorations, the queen ordered cornflowers made of silk. The wild field flowers with their brilliant blue also became a coveted motif in Vienna, adorning the state services of diplomats as well as personal coffee cups. Last but not least, the floral language of the Biedermeier period chose the cornflower as the bearer of luck and prosperity. "Schubert" is the first service form of the porcelain manufactory founded in 1923 in Vienna's Augarten. With its classic silhouettes and subtle ornamental details, Form 1 remains a classic of Viennese porcelain to this day.