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Onion Pattern

Onion pattern, originally named bulb pattern, is a white ware decorated with cobalt blue or pink designs of a vine with buds that look like onions. Although it is commonly associated with Meissen, other companies made the pattern in the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. A rare type is called red bud because there are added red accents on the blue-and-white dishes. The bulbs on the onion pattern were actually peaches or pomegranates copied from the original Chinese model, but the collectors called them onions. 

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Molded Border, Meissen, 1860-1924, 17 3/4 In. illustrated
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