Count Brühl: Magnificent entertainment at the Saxon Court in Dresden

Reino Liefkes

Count Heinrich Von Brühl was responsible for diplomacy and official entertainment at the Saxon court in Dresden during the mid-18th century. As director of the Meissen porcelain factory, he commissioned some of the first and most elaborate table centre-pieces ever to be made in porcelain.

Parts of three of such groups have recently been identified in the collection of the V&A Museum. This paper will illustrate the role of such commissions in court entertaining and diplomacy.

Haughton International Ceramics Seminar 2018 at Christie's

G Haughton