Bird painting goes back to the tradition of the 18th century and has been one of the most popular genres of the manufactory ever since. The idyllic motif of the Vase shows a tuft of deep green water grass, over which a Blue Ibis floats away gracefully. In ancient Egypt, the Ibis was considered a sacred bird, as it was seen as the earthly manifestation of the god of wisdom Thoth. The "Grasses with Blue Ibis" Vase combines the historical tradition of Meissen bird painting with a reduced timeless motif on a modern Vase design. An ideal gift for the upcoming Christmas festivities.