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“Rivals, Spies, and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces”

Discover Rienzi’s porcelain splendors! This tour introduces you to the inspiring development of “white gold” in Europe during the 18th century. Explore the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed the rise of the extraordinary porcelain creations at Meissen, Sèvres, and Worcester. Fueled by rivalry and scientific innovation, these masterpieces reveal the increasing standards of patrons, the diverse function of wares, and the exquisite skill of Europe’s modelers, painters, and gilders.

About Focus Tours
Enjoy an in-depth discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection. These small, personal tours are limited to 10 people.

This tour is free with Rienzi admission! Reservations are encouraged: 713.639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.