AUGARTEN WIEN Porcelain and China

Augarten Wien

Once an imperial purveyor, now a modern-day company, the experience of Augarten Wien ranges from providing the nobility with china in late baroque style to projects with contemporary artists. For 300 years, fascinating porcelain masterpieces have been created in Vienna. The Viennese porcelain manufacturer Augarten is famous for the delicate and attractive shapes of its porcelain range as well as for the innovativeness of the artistic designs.

Augarten Vienna: Porcelain between tradition and modernity

The Augarten collections available today testify to the passing of the centuries: its designs featuring ornamentation typical of the flamboyant Rococo period, classical motifs, Biedermeier’s floral patterns or modern concepts by well-known artists. The scale-like relief of the “Atlantis” tea service and the famous striped decor of the “Melonen” mocha coffee service from Josef Hoffmann, for example, date back to the Art Deco period and have established themselves as modern classics. Other well-known names from Augarten Wien are traditional dinner services such as “Viennese Rose”, “Old Viennese Rose” as well as the classic “Orient” with its “exotic heads”. In addition to the Augarten porcelain included in our collection, we can – as an official partner of the Augarten manufactory – also supply any other dinner service from the Augarten product range. Phone us or send us an e-mail.

The colourful history of Viennese porcelain

In terms of its art-historical ranking in the German-speaking area, the white gold produced at the Augarten manufactory in Vienna is on a par with Meißen and Nymphenburg porcelain. In the eighteenth century, the Austrian Empress Maria Theresia ordered her coffee service from the Augarten porcelain manufactory. Rococo, Biedermeier and Classicism produced very different designs. Although the particularly pure Viennese porcelain remained extremely popular, the porcelain manufactory in Vienna was still forced to close in 1864. The company could not keep pace with the competition arising through industrialization. It was not until 1923 that Augarten porcelain began to be produced again. Modern styles and new creative impulses made it possible to export Augarten porcelain to places as far away as Japan. Augarten’s new porcelain manufactory even has a shop in Tokyo.

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