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The Vienna Porcelain Manufactory was founded in 1718 only eight years after Johann Friedrich Bottger and Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus had succeeded in unearthing the secret of Porcelain Manufacture for August the Strong, Elector of Saxony. On May 25, 1718, Emperor Karl VI signed a "special privilege" awarding Claudius Innocentius du Paquier the exclusive right to produce porcelain in the Austrian crownlands. Production being almost exclusively for the imperial household and the court nobility.

During the rococo era, Empress Maria Theresia placed the company under imperial ownership and it was during this period that the manufactory began to produce the famous rococo genre scenes after Watteau. Under the management of Conrad Sorgel von Sorgenthal, the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory achieved an international reputation for its neo-classical style.

After the wars with France brought the manufactory to the brink of ruin, the Vienna Congress at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century gave porcelain from Vienna a renewed upswing. Many important personalities of the time, including Czar Alexander I of Russia and the King of Prussia, were guests of the manufactory and porcelain from Vienna became highly regarded.

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A fine Royal Vienna porcelain eighteen piece dessert service
Comprising 12 dessert plates, 4 low tazzas and two high tazzas, painted with mythological armorous scenes by Kreyser, with a richly gilt cobalt blu...
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Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
A Pair of Vienna Plates
A fine pair of Vienna plates painted with fashionable heads showing the costume and hairstyles of the period. The decoration is taken from a series...
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W W Warner Antiques
Large 19th Century Vienna Porcelain Charger
A large and impressive, fine quality Vienna porcelain charger, having a hand-painted scene depicting Kaiser Karl V in Antwerp. Vienna porcelain ma...
Patrick Moorhead Antiques
Royal Vienna An Allegorical Group The Four Seasons
An Allegorical Group of The Four Seasons by The Royal Vienna Manufactory. The group comprises Bacchus holding grapes and denoting Spring, a Maiden ...
RMJ Antiques
Royal Vienna Milk Jug
A Royal Vienna Milk Jug, decorated cartouches with floral arrays over blue ground and with exquisite gilding. The dimensions measure to the wide...
RMJ Antiques