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"Heroic" is perhaps the only word to describe the Meissen porcelain animals made for the Elector of Saxony, Frederick-Augustus. They were commissioned in 1728 and modeled and executed by 1735. The great size of the figures presented many technical difficulties in creation and firing. Their mere completion in so many cases was itself a tour de force, making it arguably the most significant commission for porcelain executed in Europe.

Presented here are the large figures of animals from the collection of Frederick-Augustus, currently on exhibition at the Getty Museum until January 2002. Frederick-Augustus had long been a collector of Japanese and Chinese porcelain. He created the most ambitious interior for porcelain planned anywhere in Europe, the famous Japanese Palace in Dresden. On the upper floor was a gallery devoted to Meissen porcelain, filled with vases, great dishes, and the animal figures displayed in this beautifully illustrated book.

About the Author

Samuel Wittwer is curator of the ceramics collections at the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation and of the archives of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892366446
Author:
Wittwer, Samuel
Author:
McLintock, David
Author:
null, Samuel
Author:
J Paul Getty Museum
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Subject:
Pottery & Ceramics
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Ceramics
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Meissen porcelain.
Subject:
Architecture | History | 18th C European
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | 18th C European
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | 18th C European
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum
Series Volume:
2136-2
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8 x 0.2 in

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