Art, history and aesthetics of China newly discovered the Butler family collection is the world’s largest collection of Chinese porcelain of the 17th century. The private collection was founded by the British in the 1970s in the life of Sir Michael Butler. Initially, the focus of looking at porcelain was pieces from the period 1500-1740. Later shifted the focus of the collection on the so-called transitional period between the end of the Ming dynasty around 1620 and the beginning of the Qing dynasty to 1683th members of the Butler family are today respected experts in the field of historical Chinese porcelain. The renowned collection has today largest value in the historical, cultural and artistic context. Therefore the collection is issued already in many museums around the world, including in the V & A London, Shanghai and the Frick, New York. The importance of porcelain from China as the country of origin of the material resulted mainly from centuries of imports. The Dutch and British, from the 17th century the supremacy in the East India trade could claim brought the goods on the European mainland.
Henceforth, the Chinese porcelain, not only use dishes, both exceptional decoration settled the European noble courts. Especially the blue and white wares played an important role in this area. Accordingly, the importance of traditional Chinese porcelain is exceptionally large today. The motives of the Chinese porcelain art weddings enjoyed popular again today. Go hand in hand with the trend of the reflection on Asian art and cultural heritage. Konitz has managed to bring 7 selected motifs of the famous Butler collection on cups made of fine bone China porcelain. Thus, the company combines traditional motifs, colors and materials with modern forms and production techniques. This symbiosis leads to a revival of the aesthetic perception of porcelain and brings them into the domestic kitchens. Contact: Konitz porcelain shop Bettina Siebert shop management-August-Bebel-Strasse 27 b 07743 Jena Tel.: 03641 / 3105976