In the Museum’s collection is a colorful hard-paste porcelain goblet and saucer produced at the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory in Vienna in 1804. The brilliant color palette on the goblet and saucer reflect the range of hues used by the factory, as indicated by its inscription: Couleurs principales de la Manufacture
. Our watch has been adapted from the original saucer.
Resin case. Silicone strap bracelet. Ceramic face, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/2''L (adjustable).
- Resin case
- MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS
- Silicone strap bracelet
- Ceramic face with Swarovski™ crystals
- Quartz movement
- Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/2'' (adjustable).
Art HistoryIn 1710, following the discovery in Europe of the materials needed to produce white, translucent, high-fired porcelain, the famous porcelain manufactory in Germany, just outside of Dresden, was established. The second European factory to produce hard-paste porcelain was the manufactory founded in Vienna in 1718 by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier. Du Paquier’s enterprise was acquired by the Empress Maria Theresa in 1744 and thereafter became known as the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory.