Since 1710, Meissen’s artists have been continuously working on the magic of “white gold”. For over 300 years, the phenomenon of time has been a trusted companion in our constant work with porcelain. Making the beautiful even more beautiful, and making the unimaginable imaginable, immortal-ising it in material, shape, and colour – that is Meissen’s art of porcelain making. Johann Gregorius Höroldt, the master porcelain painter and indeed the father of that art, complemented the sensational discovery of the “white gold” and its mastery with the addition of colour. Pure white porcelain confronted the painter like an unblemished canvas, until Höroldt learned to fire the entire spectrum of light into the material. From this moment on, there was no limit to perfecting the art of Meissen Porcelain. Meissen became the mother of all porcelain manufactories in Europe. Chronos, the figure of earthly transience, watches on the princely case that houses the clock that steadily keeps time. In the architectural form of 1728, going back to Johann Gottlieb Kirchner and pointing to the masterful decorations by Johann Gregorius Höroldt, this Meissen work of art symbolically preserves Meissen’s artistic heritage – leading us minute by minute into the future.
Weight: 3960 g
Limited to 10 pieces.