Animals on show!

Whether tame and cute, wild or dangerous – animals have been a frequent motif in artistic creations for thousands of years. To celebrate the occasion of the 300th birthday of Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt (1722–1782), the Grand Ducal Hessian Porcelain Collection brings together all the creatures of land and sea, forest and garden, stable and zoo. Monkeys, lions and elephants, dogs, birds and insects – the selection is extremely diverse and reflects the endless imagination of the ceramists of the 18th, 19th and early 20th century.