European Porcelain: In The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

By Munger, Jeffrey.

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9781588396433
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Yale Univ.


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Reviewed on February 1, 2019  |  Feats of Clay

The white translucent porcelain that traveled from China across the Arab world to Europe captivated the elites of the 16th and 17th centuries. The quest to surpass the Chinese led to experimentation at dozens of manufacturing sites across Europe. The goods were so important that the Duke of Würtemberg declared that owning a porcelain factory was necessary to the glory and dignity of a prince. Augustus the Strong of Saxony amassed a collectio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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