"Porcelain cabinet of curiosities"

The twelve most interesting pieces of porcelain that you will not forget ...

  1. In the Bavarian porcelain city of Selb:
    • is the largest coffee pot in the world (4,85m high, 400kg heavy, holds 60000 cups of coffee)
    • is there a porcelain jug (with 55000 colored porcelain tiles)
    • there is a porcelain fountain
    • there is a porcelain bench in the park
    • there is the largest porcelain flea market in Europe
  2. "Awakening of Senses" is the name of the show by the Austrian artist group "Die Piloten", in which the actors create wonderful music on porcelain singing bowls
  3. In the castle Aystetten there is a porcelain room, whose walls are decorated with extremely valuable chinoise faience
  4. "Pierro" is the name given to the porcelain figurine, which has been awarded the Bavarian Film Prize since 1979
  5. In cooperation with the pan flute soloist Dimo Dimow, Porzellanfabrik Sitzendorf succeeded in creating a porcelain pan flute with a unique sound
  6. The Dresdner Stallhof houses the largest porcelain mural in the world "Fürstenzug" (957 m², 102 m long, 9.5 m high, made of 25,000 Meissen porcelain tiles)
  7. In Dresden there is a porcelain organ made by the Meissen manufactory in cooperation with Jehmlich Orgelbau Dresden GmbH
  8. The largest porcelain teapot is in the museum of the company "Teekanne" in Dusseldorf
  9. The Tek Sing (submarine junk) sank in February 1822 at the Belvidere Reef with 1800 people and a precious cargo of the finest Chinese porcelain of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; on May 12, 1999, the ship was rediscovered by treasure hunter Mike Hatcher; he ordered that 600,000 pieces of the precious find be smashed to increase the market value of the remaining 3,500,000 porcelain pieces; Auction of the remaining porcelain pieces in 2000 by the art auction house Nagel in the Stuttgart main station; Total revenue: approximately $ 14.5 million
  10. The Saxon Elector and Polish King Augustus the Strong (1670-1733) diagnosed with himself the "Maladie de Porcelaine" (porcelain disease); Nowadays one would describe the illness rather with addiction or collecting passion; Result: the head owned 35,000 porcelains and designed his own "porcelain lock"
  11. The central throng of Wat Arun ("The Temple of Dawn") in Bangkok is covered with a mosaic of Chinese porcelain and shells (number of pieces: over one million)
  12. In 2009, US President Barack Obama received a pair of cufflinks from Meissen porcelain as a gift