Rare Meissen 18th Century Blue Onion Charger or may be know as Zwiebelmuster dish, Blue Onion pattern, circa 1740. The famous Blue Onion pattern derives from a design on early Eighteenth Century Chinese porcelain intended for the European export market. By the 1800s, it became Meissen's stock-in-trade and was copied by countless European porcelain manufactories. Today, the Meissen factory continues to produce more than 750 wares decorated with the Blue Onion pattern. Over 20" across.