"A Royal Menagerie - Meissen Porcelain Animals" by Samuel Wittwer

A Royal Menagerie - Meissen Porcelain Animals Samuel Wittwer

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
ISBN:
9780892366446
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
48 pages: 261 x 209 x 5mm
Illustrations:
30 colour & 17 b&w illustrations

A catalogue of the almost life-size porcelain animals created for the elector of Saxony and king of Poland, Augustus the Strong, in 1735. This was perhaps the most significant commission for porcelain ever executed in Europe. The text discusses the challenges and solutions the work demanded.

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