Fragile Diplomacy

Fragile Diplomacy

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qThis 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. An eminent team of international contributors examines the trade of Meissen with other nations, from England to Russia. They also investigate the cultural ambience of the Dresden Court, varying tastes of the markets, the wide range of porcelain objects, and their designers and makers. Individual chapters are devoted to gifts to Denmark, other German courts, the Holy Roman Empire, Italy, France, and other nations. For every Meissen collector or enthusiast, this book will be not only a treasured handbook but also a source of visual delight.q--BOOK JACKET.finished, not to send it away, but to write to me at Aix la Chapelle aamp; I will give him orders abouf sending it. ... You owe her not onlv duty, but likewise great obligations, for her care and tenderness, and, consequentlv, cannot take too many opportunities of ... Hanburv W illiams to the Duke of Newcastle, 14 March 1751, Lewis Walpole Library, CHW 17-18896, fol. ... 12. For the box w ith Ladv Carolinea#39;s portrait see Beaucamp-Markowskv, Porzellondosen (1985): cat. 117, t )ne w as to be aanbsp;...

Title:Fragile Diplomacy
Author:Maureen Cassidy-Geiger
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2007


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