Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Pietsch, Loesch & Ströber 2006



Author: Pietsch, U., A. Loesch and E. Ströber

Title: China. Japan. Meissen. The Dresden Porcelain Collection.


August the Strong. Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733), whose passion for collecting created the basis of Dresden's Art Collections, had a particular fondness for porcelain.


In the collection today there are still more than 10,000 of the more than 24,000 pieces of Chinese and Japanese porcelain that the King originally acquired for the sumptuous decoration of the "Japanische Palais" to be transformed into a porcelain palace. The documentation of items of porcelain in the surviving inventories of 1721 and 1779 is also of particular historical significance.


The importance of East Asian porcelain in Dresden lies not only in the unique size and quality of the collection. It also inspired Johann Friedrich Böttger's reinvention of porcelain, under the auspices of Augustus the Strong, in 1709, and also inspired the forms and decorative patterns of 18th-century Meissen porcelain.


In this catalogue numerous masterpieces of Chinese, Japanese and Meissen porcelain are described.


Publisher: Deutcher Kunstverlag GMBH, Munich Berlin, 2006


Details: Stiff pictorial wrappers, all full colour photographs.


Pages: 140 pp.


ISBN 10: 3-422-06655-1


Language: English.


Dimensions: 285 mm (11 inch) x 255 mm (10 inch) x 13 mm (0.5 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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