Meissen Porcelain Masterpiece Chelsea
Masterpiece in London brings together collectors, exhibitors and curators from around the world for an unparalleled show of fine art, antiques and design. Set in the spectacular South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. My clients WW.Warner from Brasted are amongst the exhibitors. I have been photographing their beautiful pieces for many years for reproduction in magazines and catalogues.
Meissen porcelain the first European hard-paste porcelain that was developed from 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Böttger, continued his work and brought porcelain to the market. The production of porcelain at Meissen, near Dresden, started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers, still in business today as Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH. Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production; the mark of the crossed swords is one of the oldest trademarks in existence. It dominated the style of European porcelain until 1756.
The last day of the show is today until 9pm, if you have time it's worth a visit.
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