Wall display with Chinese blue-and-white porcelain


Augustus the Strong owned more East Asian porcelain than anyone else in Europe. He dedicated an entire palace to his collection – the Japanese Palace in Dresden’s Neustadt district. Around 1730, he extended the palace to display his treasures, though when he died the interior design remained unfinished.

Since 1962, the porcelain has been on show here in the Zwinger. Our display by designer Peter Marino is inspired by the original plans for the collection’s presentation in the Japanese Palace. The walls with blue-and-white porcelain come closest to the look of a noble’s porcelain display in the eighteenth century.