As the obsession with ‘white gold’ from Japan and China reached its zenith among the European nobility of the 18th century, two royals used their fortunes to establish what would become two of the continent’s most prestigious manufacturers. With rare loans from the Porzellansammlung in Dresden, among other public and private collections, this display in the grand apartments at the Domaine de Chantilly looks at how the factories founded by Augustus the Strong at Meissen and by Louis-Henri de Bourbon-Condé at Chantilly each took porcelain production to new heights of extravagance. Find out more from the Domaine de Chantilly’s website.
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