Large antique Meissen ''Blue Onion'' serving tray in hand-painted porcelain, early 20th century. Measures: 45 x 37.5 cm. Stamped. In very good condition. 1st factory quality. The Meissen ''onion'' pattern was originally named the ''bulb'' pattern. While modelled closely after a pattern first produced by Chinese porcelain painters, which featured pomegranates unfamiliar in Saxony, the plates and bowls produced in the Meissen factory in 1740 adopted a feel that was distinctly their own. More than 200 pieces on stock, complete lunch and dinner service for 24 p. serving pieces, coffee service and much more.