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Saturday, April 3, 2010


Have you ever wondered how they made those old porcelain figures with the lacy dresses? Well, in the mid 1800s, the first lace porcelain figures were being produced by Volkstedt, a soft-paste porcelain factory in Thuringia, Germany. These figures later became known as "Dresden Lace." So, how were they made? Real fabric lace was dipped into the porcelain and then fired in the kiln, where the fabric disintegrated, and what was left was the porcelain, which was now a delicate, brittle "lace." Since it was so fragile, it is very rare to find a figure with the lace porcelain entirely intact.

1 comment:

Zinnia Cress said...

i recently came across two porcelain lady figurines- u could they have dresden lace skirts- no knicks or chips. if i send you pictures- do you think you can maybe give me an estimate as to how much they are really worth?