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A Princely Pursuit

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Edited by Maria Santangelo

A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain

Malcolm D. Gutter's collection of porcelain, comprised of roughly 170 works, focuses on early German makers, revealing the history of Meissen wares through experimentation and evolution.

A Princely Pursuit documents more than one hundred significant pieces, many of which are early examples from the royal collection that Augustus II (1670 – 1733) commissioned for the Japanisches Palais.

Curator of decorative arts Maria Santangelo describes the development of Meissen production while also presenting the story about collecting Meissen with contributions by Meissen specialist Sebastian Kuhn.

with numerous “collector’s stories” which capture, in Gutter’s own voice, his determined and painstaking hunt for Meissen porcelain around the world, as well as the legendary figures he has met and worked with along the way. Pairing Meissen history with exemplary objects from the German manufactory, A Princely Pursuit makes an essential contribution to the field of decorative arts.

Hardcover with jacket, 272 pages, 120 color illustrations

Dimensions: 10 x 12 x 1 1/8 inches

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