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Nördliches Schlossrondell in Nymphenburg
If you didn't know porcelain and ceramics differ. Ceramics is ascribed to all fired clay. Porcelain is a distinctive class of clay refined with rich texture that can be fired exceeding normal ceramic processing temperatures.
Before the 18th century porcelain was considered " white gold " in Europe. Aristocrats and prestige folk alike collected fine porcelain imported from China. During the 18th century a movement had began to make fine porcelain in Europe. As a result porcelain factories began to flourish throughout 1800's.
Nymphenburg porcelain was a unique one of those factories. Nymphenburg porcelain is a well known company that has been producing porcelain for over 260 years. Maximilian III Joseph, Prince-Elector of Bavaria, began a porcelain factory in 1756 and six years later he moved it to a Baroque palace ( Nymphemburg Palace) in Munich. Many artists from Nymphenburg received royal patronage throughout the 18th & 19th centuries. Nymphenburg makes historical replicas and sculptures, while also maintaining modern styles in tableware.
The Nymphenburg Palace
The palace was commissioned to be built by the prince-electoral couple Ferdinand Maria & Henriette Adelaide of Savoy in 1664. The pavilion was completed in 1675. Further editions to the structure were commissioned up until 1826 as shown on picture.
Nymphenburg has always had a fine quality to it. Whether in color or not, it's pristine punctuality in the art makes it worth the price as they create one of a kind pieces. Collector's from all over the world are constantly looking for the fine porcelain.
Check out some Nymphenburg masterpieces.