Blauwe ara, Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, Johann Joachim Kändler, 1731

Blauwe ara, Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, Johann Joachim Kändler, 1731

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German scientists discovered the ingredients of Chinese porcelain in the 18th century. Elector August the Strong was such a fan of this hard, translucent white material that he filled his Japanese Palace in Dresden with porcelain objects. In the 1730s, he had a series of large birds and animals made, forming a veritable zoo, among them this blue macaw perching on a tree.

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