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Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece 'Children at Play' late 20th Century

Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
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  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
  • Dresden Style Porcelain Centrepiece
Ref: 02274
Price: £225.00
This is truly delightful classical porcelain centrepiece in the Dresden style, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

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This is truly delightful classical porcelain centrepiece in the Dresden style, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.
 
This stunning centrepiece is hand-painted with an array of bright colours. It features three charming girls playing with animals - two chickens, a rabbit and two chicks - in the garden. It is further embellished with a plethora of exquisite flowers. 
 
The attention to detail is fantastic. It is a very decorative piece which would look lovely both displayed with other pieces of porcelain or by itself.

 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 21 x Width 24 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 8 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 7 inches

Our reference: 02274

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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 in cm:

Height 21 x Width 24 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 8 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 7 inches

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