Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts
Meissen Porceilain for European Courts 1710-1763
This thorough and lavishly illustrated volume explores the early years of Meissen porcelain and how the princes of Saxony came to use highly-prized porcelain pieces as diplomatic gifts for presentation to foreign courts. An eminent team of international contributors examines the trade of Meissen with other nations, from England to Russia. They also investigate the cultural ambience of the Dresden Court, varying tastes of the markets, the wide range of porcelain objects, and their designers and makers. For every Meissen collector or enthusiast, this book will be not only a treasured handbook but also a source of visual delight.