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
In order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.

Coronavirus: The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.

In order to minimise the spread of the coronavirus all museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed from 14 March until 19 April 2020. We kindly ask for your understanding! Already purchased tickets remain valid and can be used at a later time. For refunding of tickets and guided tours visitors may contact the visitor service at 0351 49 14 20 00 or fill out the form online.

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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

Masterpieces of the Collection

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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.

History of the Collection

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