Porcelain Art from China, Japan and Meissen

in Zwinger

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Besucher in einem Raum mit Porzellan an den Wänden und in Vitrinen
© SKD / Juergen Loesel

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As the craze for all things Chinese swept across Europe, the continent fell in love with porcelain. August the Strong was the only person to know the secret of how to make it. In 1710, he founded the first European porcelain manufactory in Meissen and made this exotic material into its unique calling card. Of the many thousands of pieces that he amassed, the most stunning and rare are to be found in the Zwinger in Dresden today.

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The Glow of Porcelain

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The Glow of Porcelain

Vases of a Feather

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Vases of a Feather

A Porcelain Zoo for the King

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A Porcelain Zoo for the King
International Conference on 13. – 14. June 2018

Porcelain Circling the Globe

Over two days, the conference will discuss the porcelain trade conducted by individual dealers working outside of the dominant trading companies in the 17th and 18th centuries. It

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History of the collection

Maladie de porcelain

It was the "maladie de porcelaine", the obsession of August the Strong with the "white gold" that made his legendary porcelain collection the finest and most extensive specialized collection of ceramics in the world. Up to this day, the Dresden Porzellansammlung delights its guests and connoisseurs from all over the world.

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