Goblet "Chinoiseries after Höroldt", H 17 cm
Born at Jena in 1696, Johann Gregorius Höroldt trained to be a painter and worked as a porcelain painter in Vienna. No one could have suspected when he arrived at the birthplace of European porcelain in 1720 that, for 45 long years, he would lay the very basis of porcelain painting there. Just as God created the World, in Höroldt he found a medium for introducing colour to the world of white gold. Indeed, Höroldt referred to his own seminal text of 1731 as being a “true and just description of the enamel or vitrifiable paints I invented with God’s help”. Even now his unique colours are produced to a secret recipe at the Manufactory and in this way preserved as age-old treasures. This goblet is a typical gem from around 1720, one whose form and decoration recall the great artistic influence exercised by the brilliant “court painter” at MEISSEN®.
Weight: 380 g
Limited to 50 pieces.