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Pair Large Dresden Style Hand Painted Porcelain Vases

Pair Large Dresden Style Hand Painted Porcelain Vases | Ref. no. 04325b | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 04325b
Price: £ 0.00
This is an exquisite pair of hand painted porcelain vases crafted in the fabulous Dresden style.

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This is an exquisite pair of hand painted porcelain vases crafted in the fabulous Dresden style.

There is no mistaking their unique quality and design, which is sure to be cherished by any admirer of ornamental porcelain.


The vases feature amazingly intricate depictions of cherubs, flowers, a coat of arms, and various classical scenes. They have been expertly hand painted and are further enhanced with applied gilded highlights.

Beautifully crafted, the attention to detail is truly fantastic.

 

Condition:

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

 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 65 x Width 35 x Depth 33

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

Our reference: 04325b

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 65 x Width 35 x Depth 33

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

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