Dresden is a city in Germany well known for its manufacture of porcelain. Its manufactory was established in 1872 and pieces were trademarked by 1901. A key characteristic of this porcelain was the use of flower modelling in the decoration, largely thanks to the skills of Carl Thieme, who died in 1888. The use of flowers gave a sense of elegance and fragility, whilst keeping a strong impression of embellishment. Along with clocks, ornaments, dinner services, candlesticks and vases were among the items produced.