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Dresden Porcelain Table

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This magnificent table is a tour-de-force of Dresden porcelain artistry

Key Features

  • This extraordinary Dresden porcelain table epitomizes the best of Continental porcelain
  • The table top is comprised of nine hand-painted plaques set in velvet
  • The lattice-work pedestal is adorned with life-like flowers and mythical figures
  • Circa 1880
  • 18 ¼" diameter x 28 5/8" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    28 5/8 Inches
  • Diameter:
    18 1/4 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
An exquisite work of Rococo fantasy, this magnificent porcelain table is crafted of graceful Dresden porcelain. Almost certainly crafted by Carl Thieme & VEB Saxionian Porcelain Manufactory and resembling the famed palace tables created by Sèvres honoring King Louis XVI and his courtiers, this enchanting table features nine hand-painted porcelain plaques. Eight plaques display courting couples and surround the center plaque, which depicts a passel of putti, and all are set into the velvet-lined table top. The magnificent artistry extends to the table's pedestal, which is a symphony of lattice-work dotted with delicate blooms and populated by mythical figures, masks and a quartet of putti representing the Four Seasons. A true tour-de-force, this table serves as a sampler of the extraordinary Dresden style and artistic achievements.

Circa 1880

18 ¼" diameter x 28 5/8" high

Known for its lifelike flowers and fragile dipped lace confections, Dresden porcelain is among the most admired in the world. The porcelain industry began in Dresden with the opening of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, Saxony. Located about 16 miles north of Meissen, Dresden was never a center of production, but decoration. Indeed, Meissen blanks were sent to Dresden to be given their exceptional hand-painting. The term "Dresden porcelain" refers, therefore, more to an artistic movement than to any particular line of work. Porcelain decorators, as well as artists, writers and philosophers, were attracted to the city as it became a center of the Romantic cultural movement, and translated this new viewpoint into exquisitely decorated, "rococo revival" dinnerware and figurines.

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