Miniature portrait of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (1837-1898)

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Porcelain on fabric passe-partout | handmade | ramin wood frame | glazed | Format 10 x 11 cm | biography

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Miniature portrait of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (1837-1898)

At the tender age of 16 "Sissy" married in 1854 Emperor Franz Josef I. Her warm heart and tragic life story made her one of the most popular personalities of the European monarchy. The miniature portrait was transferred in pure handwork on fine Thuringian porcelain and fired twice. The porcelain picture is fitted in a fabric passe-partout and framed in a handmade wood frame with Ramin wood with veneered poplar root wood, dustproof glazed. Format 10 x 11 cm. On the backside, there is a biography with the most important life dates.

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Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art
Lladró

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