Rivals, Spies and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi's Porcelain Masterpieces

Rivals, Spies and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi's Porcelain Masterpieces
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, Plate from the Service Arabesque, Assiette Octogone (detail), 1784, soft-paste porcelain, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection. Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This docent-led tour introduces you to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Explore the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed the rise of the extraordinary porcelain creations at Meissen, Sèvres and Worcester. Fueled by rivalry and scientific innovation, these masterpieces reveal the increasing standards of patrons, the diverse function of wares and the exquisite skill of Europe's modelers, painters and gilders.

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5.27.15 | 2:30 pm
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Where

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77019

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