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Rua Conde Dom Henrique

4800-412 Guimarães


Author: Unknown
Origin: China
Dating: 18th century
Material: Porcelain
Dimensions (cm): 35 x Ø 27,5
Inv. no.: PD0423

Porcelain was firstly made in China between the 7th and the 10th centuries, but it was only after the establishment of the Portuguese sea route to the East Indies that it began to be available in large quantities in Europe.

Porcelain’s soft touch, high quality and decoration’s originality, always charmed Europeans who came to often commission pieces, not only with Oriental motifs but also with European ones. Moreover, a quest for its secrets was launched but they were only unveiled in Germany on the 18th century.

Texto alternativo: Objeto museológico (PDB)