Bottger Johann Friedrich - (Ceramics Porcelain)

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Bottger, Johann Friedrich - (Ceramics, Porcelain) (1682-1719): Alchemist in the service of Augustus the Strong of Saxony. Unable to produce gold, Bottger was set to work on the porcelain problem and by 1708 he succeeded to the extent of producing white unglazed porcelain, evolving a satisfactory glaze in 1709, in which year he also announced the invention of a very hard red stoneware. The Meissen factory was set up in 1710 to manufacture these wares. See Meissen.

Bottger Stoneware: Johann Friedrich Bottger and Treasury ArtBottger Stoneware: Johann Friedrich Bottger and Treasury Art 

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