This is the largest collection of ceramics in the world. Displays include many fine pieces produced by Dresden’s porcelain factories since the first was founded in 1708. An extensive collection of Meissen includes exquisite hand-painted birds, including Jaybirds and Wax Wings, and many displays are set against windows through which you can additionally view the palace grounds outside. Chinese and Japanese pieces are also in the collection. A Glockenspiel above the entrance features a carillon with 40 Meissen porcelain bells that survived the World War II bombing raids.
Porcelain Collection, at the The Zwinger.
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