A short moment of movement, a frozen pose captured in porcelain. A pure and precious material that emphasizes every fine detail and conveys clear emotions. A piece of enduring beauty to adorn our homes.
Wagner & Apel is a traditional manufacturer of porcelain established in 1877 in Thuringia. Our family business is specialized in porcelain figurines and possesses a large treasure of forms. For the Contemporary Emotions edition we reissued some of our prettiest pieces.
Every piece is handmade and bears our exclusive new mark. The edition comprises figurines in white bisquit porcelain, figurines with refined details of copper and platinum and figurines in solid coloured bisquit porcelain. Bisquit white Bisquitporcelain consists of a special porcelain material wich is perfectly suitable for figurines. It was invented in Sèvres 1753 in France and became very popular at that time in Europe. The velvet matt finish results of a small amount of glaze in the paste. The material is casted in moulds and after drying the parts are put together and cleaned and finished by hand. Afterwards a multiple firing process starts. One is for tempering, the other for final sintering of the ceramic components and to brand the mark on the bottom. Out come the unique white bisquitporcelain figurines.
To enhance the unique details of every figurine, we refine them with copper and platinum. In former times copper has been one of the the first metals for making jewellery, besides gold and silver. Its warm and red shining is a delight.Platinum is one of the most precious materials. It is used not only for technical approaches, but for the finest and most elegant jewellery pieces.
For the coloured figurines we use solid coloured bisquitporcelain. Producing and handling coloured material requires a lot of experience and an elaborate process .The velvet matt tones teal, lavender and beige accentuate the fine expression of the figurines.