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Meissen Models for the Höroldt Chinoiseries Facsimile Edition

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The secret of the chemical composition of China having been discovered in 1709 (until then an exclusive perquisite of Chinese handicraft), the first European hard porcelain manufactory opened in Meissen, Germany, in 1710. Its most skilful decorator and painter, the accomplished J.G. Höroldt (1696-1775) gave his name to a style thanks to which the "chinoiseries" (fanciful imitations of Oriental models, in fashion since the second half of the seventeenth century) produced in Meissen, soon became the only ones to compete, in the Old Continent, with Eastern chinaware.

The so-called Schulz Codex is the celebrated collection of designs and patterns of Chinese subjects used until the end of the nineteenth century for the decoration of some of Meissen's most famous porcelain.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Meissen Models for the Höroldt Chinoiseries": I modelli di Meissen per le cineserie Höroldt facsimile edition, published by Giunti Editore, 1981

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I modelli di Meissen per le cineserie Höroldt

Florence: Giunti Editore, 1981

  • Commentary (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish) by Behrends, R.
  • Limited Edition: 400 copies
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

This limited edition book  presents the reproduction in facsimile of the Schulz Codex.

A cloth-covered slip-case (size 367 x 510 x 155 mm) contains three volumes:

- volume 1, XXXIV-134 pages, 16 plates;

- volumi 2 e 3, 132 facsimile plates with over 1000 drawings and sketches.


Silk with printing on the spines.

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