Item Number: 105065
Title: Triumph of the Blue Swords : MEISSEN Porcelain for Aristocracy and Bourgeoisie, 1710-1815
Author: Pietsch, Ulrich ; Claudia Banz (eds.)
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Description: Leipzig: Seemann, 2010. 30cm., hardcover, 416pp., prof. illus., 530 plates., most in color. English text. Exhibition held at Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Dresden. From the museum's website: The spectacular exhibition focuses on the first 100 years of the Meissen Manufactory. Between 1710 and 1815, Meissen developed a broad range of possibilities of producing porcelain, and in the first half of the 18th century, it achieved its greatest triumphs to that point. The precious products from Albrechtsburg castle became an indispensable status symbol for the European royal houses. To this day they are considered around the globe as the very essence of refined dining culture. On the occasion of the tercentenary of the Meissen manufactory, the porcelain collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden will show the special exhibition ‘ Triumph of the Blue Swords: Meissen Porcelain for Aristocracy and Bourgeoisie from 1710 to 1815.’ The site of this exhibition provides a uniquely festive atmosphere for this anniversary exhibition, because Augustus the Strong had the Japanisches Palais expanded into a porcelain palace from 1727 onwards. For the first time ever, large parts of the rich holdings normally in storage will be displayed publicly. Together with numerous loans from museums and collections around the globe, they will present a comprehensive overview of Meissen’s art of porcelain between the Baroque and Biedermeier. With a presentation of its modern products a part of this exhibition, the Meissen manufactory creates a link to our own times.
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