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FRAGILE SPLENDOUR Masterpieces of Porcelain Art

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  • Leipzig
  • 07.07. – 09.10.2022Overview of dates
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Exhibition, Art and culture

Outstanding 18th- and 19th-century porcelains from our own collection are presented in this special exhibition.

The most important manufactories are represented with both crockery and figurines—from the Baroque, Rococo, Classicism, and Biedermeier periods. The focus is on porcelain from the Thuringian manufactories of Gera, Gotha, Limbach, Kloster Veilsdorf, Volkstedt, and Wallendorf, as well as early porcelain from Meissen—the first manufactory of its kind in Europe.

Significant donations from recent years complete the presentation. In 2015, a collection of 330 items of precious early Meissen porcelain was acquired, with pieces painted by Johann Gregor Herold. Four years later, the museum received a collection of 36 exceptionally detailed painted plates from the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin, which come from a table service with botanical designs commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte for Empress Joséphine of France.

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GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Johannisplatz 5-11
04103 Leipzig

Phone: + 49 (0) 341 2229100
Fax: +49 (0) 341 2229200
Website: www.grassimak.de

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