It is small, strong, fast, and inspires our minds: the hummingbird, a
symbol of power, love, and a positive future. With 40 to 50 wing beats
per second, this bird is one of the most agile creatures on Earth. The
smallest member of the family measures just six centimetres – including
beak and tail feathers. In 2016, the manufactory porcelain painters have
immortalised a hummingbird with flowers on a handmade skull for the
first time for the "Limited Skull Edition".
The craftsmanship of the fine, iridescent plumage is a testament to the
skills of the porcelain painters. Each super fine brushstroke is done
free-hand without a stencil. They chose a shimmering green broad-tailed
hummingbird to be depicted 'in action', just the way it goes in search
of food every day. The Hummingbird is very picky when it comes to food.
The tireless nectar collectors are especially attracted to red and
orange flowers. That's why the porcelain painters depicted it surrounded
by a few particularly splendid blooming chrysanthemums. Each Skull in
this 25-piece limited edition is a unique handmade piece and bears the
personal signature of the craftsmen who were involved in its creation.