A thousand years after China, the first porcelain object was made in Meissen (Germany) at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Chinese porcelain immediately became a prestige object for the rulers and the aristocracy. The German prince of Saxony and King of Poland August the Strong (1670-1733), the alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682-1719), the decorator Johann Gregorius Höroldt (1696-1775) and the model builder Johann Joachim Kändler (1706-1775) were the protagonists in the immediate success of the Meissen factory. The eight Swiss private and museum collections in the exhibition show the history and development of Meissner porcelain from the very beginning.