Miniature portrait of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847), porcelain


Miniature portrait of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847), porcelain

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Porcelain on fabric passe-partout | handmade | ramin wood frame | glazed | Format 9.7 x 10.5 cm | biography

Miniature portrait of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847), porcelain

Great music is timeless. Even if, in the course of music history, various styles and directions appeared, the work of composers of each epoch was always based on that of their predecessors. The history of music is a dialogue extended over centuries. The references are equally complex: Bach and Händel - the two great baroque composers - never met, however, they perceived very precisely the musical creation of each other. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, himself a musical genius, contributed to the rediscovery of Bach and Robert Schumann - the romantic composer per se - was co-founder of musical science.

This 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 9.7 x 10.5 cm. On the picture 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.

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Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art