Catalogue Texts for Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

Select German to English translations for the catalogue of German heritage porcelain manufactory MEISSEN, focusing on descriptions of rare collectors’ items.

March 2019

Example Translation from German to English

Since its foundation in 1710, MEISSEN, as the oldest porcelain manufactory in Europe, has played a key role in the formulation of European dining and table culture. The Baroque occupies a special position within this tradition, and its opulent celebrations and richly ornate table decorations were highly influential on the manufactory’s early decades. More so than in any other era, it was necessary to design decorative works of art that combine utility with rich symbolism and the highest aesthetic standards.

Translation for Sheila
Photos courtesy of MEISSEN

Anna Dorothea Ker