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Restitutions and gifts
Restitution und Schenkung 1991
Only after the reunification of Germany in 1990 did the von Klemperer family have any success in approaching the Dresden State Art Collections in order to have research conducted into the fate of the art treasures confiscated during the Nazi period.
In 1991, the Porcelain Collection of the Dresden State Art Collections made a first restitution to the von Klemperer family. Illustrations in the catalogue published in 1928 had made it possible to identify 85 objects as having belonged to the Gustav von Klemperer Collection. Of these 85, the von Klemperer family only accepted 23; the greater part of the restitution, 62 pieces, entered the holdings of the Dresden Porcelain Collection as a gift. In the same year, the 23 pieces accepted back by the von Klemperer family were sold at auction at Christie’s, London.
Select examples from the restitution of 1991
The complete list of porcelain objects from the Gustav von Klemperer Collection that were restituted in 1991 runs to 23 items.