Miniature portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

They were the decisive cornerstones of our culture, they marked like no one else our life and our society. Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Wagner fascinated the world with their music, Goethe and Schiller are even today the outstanding representatives of German literature, Luther and Bismarck reformed religion and society, Humboldt showed us the world of science. Now, you can take home the great geniuses of history as unique culture gallery. Each miniature portrait was transferred in pure handwork on fine Thuringian porcelain and fired twice. The porcelain pictures are 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 each. On the picture backside there is a biography with the most important life dates. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - the "Wonder Child" of music history - is deemed even today as the greatest genius of classical music.

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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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