SIR GEOFFREY DE BELLAIGUE MEMORIAL LECTURE
The French Porcelain Society is delighted to host this week the Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue Memorial Lecture with Dr. Julia Weber, who will explore the history of Meissen porcelain in parallel with the formation of the impressive Dresden Porcelain Collection. We hope you can join us!
Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue Memorial Lecture: A KING’S PASSION – THE CREATION OF THE DRESDEN PORCELAIN COLLECTION – Julia Weber
Time: Saturday, 27 June 2020, 19:00PM London, UK (BST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
A KING’S PASSION – THE CREATION OF THE DRESDEN PORCELAIN COLLECTION
The invention of white porcelain in Saxony and the foundation of the first European porcelain manufactory in Meissen in 1710 meant a real triumph for Augustus the Strong. Envied by all other European princes, Augustus monopolized a highly valued and most fashionable material – and he made the most of it. Henceforth, the white gold played an outstanding role at the baroque Dresden court. Introducing a few of the exceptional highlights of the Dresden Porcelain Collection, this lecture will illustrate how cleverly both Augustus the Strong and his son, Augustus III, played this unique trump card in their own ways. It will also give a look behind the scenes of the Meissen Manufactory and the Dresden Porcelain Collection today.
Image: Johann Joachim Kaendler, Model of an equestrian monument for King August III (detail), 1753, Meissen Porcelain Manufactory.
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Jürgen Lösel