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.