Important ensemble of early Meissen porcelain

Painted with chinoiserie, ‘Salami’ décor and opulent gold and lustre ornamentation, Meissen 1726
From a French private collection of the 19th century 

The year 1726 marks a turning point in the work of Johann Gregorius Höroldt - in this year, in addition to his mastery of enamel painting, he also succeeded in mastering the art of gold decoration. The ‘simply’ painted gold cartouches, which had previously been made by George Funcke, were overcome and replaced by Höroldt's own ingenious inventions. The porcelains presented here are examples of this brilliant era. They all show the joy of the new decorative possibilities in the use of gold and lustre ornamentation, combined with the chinoiseries that had dominated Meissen until then.

Provenance: The Jules and Anna Porgès Collection

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