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The Porcelain Collection of Augustus the Strong and Augustus III.

At the beginning of the 18th century, Saxony pulled off a major coup: revealing the Chinese and Japanese secret of how to produce the "white gold". From then on, the first European porcelain manufactory in Meissen competed with the highly valued imports from the Far East. Find out how on this tour of the royal collection.

Building
Zwinger
Collection
Porzellansammlung
Duration
2 hours

Access to the Porcelain Collection

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Access to the Porcelain Collection

Zwinger

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Zwinger

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Wall display with Chinese blue-and-white porcelain

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Wall display with Chinese blue-and-white porcelain

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Fish basin

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Fish basin

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Vase

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Vase

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Birdcage vase

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Birdcage vase

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Leaf-shaped dish

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Leaf-shaped dish

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Ewer in the shape of a crayfish

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Ewer in the shape of a crayfish

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Covered vase

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Covered vase

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Bowl

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Bowl

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Rouleau vase

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Rouleau vase

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Dragoon vase

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Dragoon vase

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Elephant

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Elephant

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Guanyin, Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion

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Guanyin, Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion

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Baluster-shaped Vase

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Baluster-shaped Vase

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Macaw Climbing Down a Tree Trunk

Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Modeller

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Macaw Climbing Down a Tree Trunk

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Rhinoceros

Kirchner, Johann Gottlieb (1707 - c. 1768) attributed to | Modeller

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Rhinoceros

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Bowl

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Bowl

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Tureen from the Red Dragon Court Table Service

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Tureen from the Red Dragon Court Table Service

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Tureen with Galatea from the Swan Service for Count Heinrich von Brühl

Eberlein, Johann Friedrich (1706-1775) | Modeller
Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Chief Modeller

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Tureen with Galatea from the Swan Service for Count Heinrich von Brühl

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Lantern

Stadler, Johann Ehrenfried (1701-1741) attributed to | Painter

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Lantern

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Beaker vase

Stadler, Johann Ehrenfried (1696-1775) attributed to | Painter
Höroldt, Johann Gregorius (1696-1775) attributed to | Painter

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Beaker vase

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Group paying homage to Friedrich August III

Acier, Michel Victor (1736-1799) | Modeller
Neuber, Johann Christian (1736-1799) | Jeweller

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Group paying homage to Friedrich August III

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Bouquet of Porcelain Flowers from Vincennes

le Boitteux, Claude (1699-1774) | Goldsmith
Duplessis, Jean-Claude Chambellan (1699-1774) | Goldsmith

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Bouquet of Porcelain Flowers from Vincennes

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King August III in Polish Costume

August III. (1706-1775) | Person(s) shown
Silvestre, Louis (1706-1775) Template | Painter
Eberlein, Johann Friedrich (1706-1775) | Modeller
Ehder, Johann Gottlieb (1706-1775) | Modeller
Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Modeller

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King August III in Polish Costume

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Model of King August III’s Equestrian Statue

August III. (1706-1775) | Person(s) shown
Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Modeller

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Model of King August III’s Equestrian Statue

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Bust of the Court Jester Gottfried Schmiedel

Schmiedel, Johann Gottfried (1706-1775) | Person(s) shown
Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Modeller

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Bust of the Court Jester Gottfried Schmiedel

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Carillon

Pöppelmann, Matthäus Daniel (1662-1736) | Designer
Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1662-1736) | woodcarver
Hähnel, Johann Ernst (1662-1736) | Organ builder

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Carillon

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Death of Saint Francis Xavier

Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Modeller

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Death of Saint Francis Xavier

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Grand Master of the Hunt Johann Georg Wentzel

Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Chief Modeller

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Grand Master of the Hunt Johann Georg Wentzel

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Harlequin with a Goat as Bagpipes

Kaendler, Johann Joachim (1706-1775) | Modeller

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Harlequin with a Goat as Bagpipes

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Pandur

Eberlein, Johann Friedrich (1696-1749) | Modeller

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Pandur

Goodbye!

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Goodbye!
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