Figure of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony

Hard-paste porcelain with gilding | 4.4 x 11.1in | 1715-1720

Johann Joachim Kretzschmar; Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Although diminutive, the porcelain figure of Augustus the Strong (Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and king of Poland) represents both a powerful leader and the results of his determination to discover the formula to produce porcelain, a secret well-gu...
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