Pair Dresden Style Hand Painted Porcelain Figures

Pair Dresden Style Hand Painted Porcelain Figures

Pair Dresden Style Hand Painted Porcelain Figures

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About this item

This is a delightful pair of porcelain figures adorned in classical garb, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

Hand-painted in the Dresden style with absolutely fantastic attention to detail.

A perfect addition to your existing collection or a good set to start your own porcelain collection.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 37 x Width 19 x Depth 15

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 6 inches

Dresden porcelain - A King's Obsession

In the early 1700s, King Augustus II, prince elector of Saxony, held goldsmith Johann Bottger prisoner and commissioned him to create gold. Bottger instead discovered the method of creating porcelain, a favored and valuable item in the king's eyes.



The king announced to Europe in 1710 that he would open a porcelain manufactory in Dresden. He instead opened one at nearby Albrechtsburg castle. Espionage was rampant, and the king guarded his porcelain secret, even though it meant imprisoning workers within the castle walls.



By 1720, the secret was leaked and porcelain producers popped up in Vienna and Venice. Dresden porcelain adopted Saxon crossed swords in under-glaze blue as its distinguishing mark.



In 1736, the porcelain manufactory produced the "Swan Service." It consists of 1,400 pieces, and is the largest, most lavish porcelain service ever created.



In 1872, Dresden built its own manufactory to better establish its role in porcelain production.
 

Dimensions

W19.0 x H37.0 x D15.0 cm

Condition

Used

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

Unknown

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

41817537
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