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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 Finely Decorated Pair of Vienna Porcelain Vases
A Fine Pair of Vienna Porcelain Vases with classical scenes. Each vase is finely painted with a continuous reserve of classical allegorical fig...
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Adrian Alan
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...
£9,000
Patrick Moorhead Antiques
Liebesgeheimniss (Love's Secret) - An Exceptional Vienna Porcelain Charger
Liebesgeheimniss (Love's Secret) - An Exceptional Vienna Porcelain Charger Mounted in a Rectangular Gilt-Bronze and Zsolnay Pécs Tile Frame, By F...
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Adrian Alan
Twenty five piece antique porcelain service by Royal Vienna Porcelain
The service comprises a tray, eight plates, eight cups and eight saucers, parcel gilt and painted with birds and flowers on claret ground. Tray ...
£9,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.