FRAGILE DIPLOMACY: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts ca. 1710-63
This thorough and lavishly illustrated volume explores the early years of Meissen porcelain and how the princes of Saxony came to use highly prized porcelain pieces as diplomatic gifts for presentation to foreign courts. It examines the trade of Meissen with other nations, from England to Russia. Individual chapters are devoted to gifts to Denmark, other German courts, the Holy Roman Empire, Italy, France, and other nations.
Size: 9¾x11¼ inches
Item #: 5778204