D Matthias Claudius Aigner, 2012
Founded in 1718, the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory is the second-oldest in Europe. Now as then, porcelain continues to be made and painted by hand. Each piece is thus unique.
In 1718, Claudius Innocentius du Paquier completed a risky mission to bring the closely guarded secret of how to make porcelain to Vienna. In recognition of his achievements, Emperor Karl VI granted him the special privilege of being Vienna’s sole porcelain producer. This is how Europe’s second porcelain manufactory Augarten came to be founded in Vienna. In 1744, the Manufactory was taken under Imperial ownership by Empress Maria Theresia. Since then, every piece produced by Augarten has borne the blue-striped shield from the coat of arms of the Dukes of Austria underneath the glaze to confirm its authenticity.
Matthias Claudius Aigner created this exquisite one to one model of a Gyrfalcon in Autumn 2012 for the Viennese manufacture Augarten. It is available in three different porcelains versions: Glazed, Biscuit-matt or hand painted.
China, Glazed / Matt / Handpainted