Here at #DMZ we thought we would take time to review the World of Meissen Couture and where better place to start than the 300 years of heritage and some key dates since then.
Since the early 13th century, Europe’s ruling houses had been importing porcelain at mind-boggling prices from China. Research aimed at cracking the secret of how porcelain was made commenced at Meißen early in the 18th century. Those involved were Johann Friedrich Böttger, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, the Freiberg Mining Counsellor Gottfried Pabst von Ohain and further mining and smelting specialists. The research was commissioned by Augustus the Strong, Elector Prince of Saxony and King of Poland.
The work proved successful. The first white porcelain was produced in 1708 under the direction of Johann Friedrich Böttger. Europe’s first porcelain had been born.
& so you see … over 300 Years of Meissen, and now in China and partnering with The House of Icons – Shanghai.
The House of Icons is proud to be associated with Meissen Couture as many of the core business concepts are visible in both businesses.