The Worlds of Rococo
A new presentation of the porcelain and faience collection

21.03.2019 until further notice

The eighteenth century was the century of porcelain. Princes, aristocrats and the well-to-do bourgeoisie were absolutely addicted to this “white gold”. People would even speak of the maladie de porcelain. Those who couldn’t afford genuine porcelain turned to faience to decorate their dining tables, cabinets, mantel pieces and commodes.

The exhibition has various thematic focuses:

  • How did porcelain make its way from Asia to Europe?
  • To what extent are the aristocratic lifestyles of the Rococo period reflected in the art of porcelain and faience?
  • What were some of the compositional particularities of the medium, and what were the production techniques?

The fact that porcelain remains relevant to designers today is displayed through a feature on “Porcelain and 3D Printing”.

The Kunstgewerbemuseum is continually working to update the presentation of its holdings to reflect the diversity of its collection in a range of formats. The collection of eighteenth-century European porcelain and faience represent a focal point of the museum, and feature items of outstanding quality. Their new presentation within the chronological progression of the display is positioned beside the cabinet, which was installed in 2014, featuring fashion and accessories from the Rococo period, allowing visitors to draw parallels between the two displays.

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Die Kaffeetrinkerin (Detail), Ludwigsburg, Johann Christian Wilhelm Beyer, Porzellan
© Kunstgewerbemuseum, Foto: Saturia Linke

Sun 15.03.2020 11:30 am
Public tour
More Dates : Sun 12.04.2020   Sun 26.04.2020   Sun 10.05.2020   Mehr

Schale mit „Zwiebelmuster“, Meißen, um 1730, Porzellan mit Unterglasurmalerei, Inv. Nr. W-1984,75
© Kunstgewerbemuseum Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Foto: Saturia Linke

Thu 26.03.2020 04:30 pm
Tandem guided tour

Schmuckplatte mit Anemonen, René Lalique, Paris, 1899/1900
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Fotostudio Bartsch, Berlin

Thu 28.05.2020 04:30 pm
Tandem guided tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Marcus Glahn

Sun 15.03.2020 02:00 pm
Children 6 – 12 years
More Dates : Sun 19.04.2020   Sun 17.05.2020   Sun 21.06.2020  

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker
Das „weiße Gold“


© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker
Zwiebelmuster - Von der Idee zum Design


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