Blue Macaw

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1731, BK-17496

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…

Blue Parrot

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1730 - c. 1733, BK-17493

Pair of Seated Figures (pagodas)

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1735, BK-17481-B