The European classical technique of the Meissen manufactures in Germany and Sevres in France is the most well-known and common in Europe. The motifs of the decorations are principally the so-called "Deutsche Blumen", the naturalistic German flowers arranged, on the whiteness of the porcelain, lonely or in structured compositions. Beside the multicoloured or monochrome bouquets, subjects of the classical painting are also the compositions of fruit and flowers, landscapes, birds, copies of ancient Master's pictures, garlands, flowers stylized and outlined to the eastern way of the "Compagnie des Indes". The decorations stand out for the rich finishing in mat gold.
Plate with fret edge and central floral cluster

Classical technique
American technique
Technique of "trompe l'oeil"

Gold painting technique
Technique of painting on metallic background
Scandinavian technique