Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Paul Arnhold introduces "Henry Arnhold's Meissen Palace"

video of Paul Arnhold walking in gallery with porcelain
Get a closer look at the Frick's "miracle collection" of Meissen porcelain, gifted to the museum by the late Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018). In this video filmed in the 2019 exhibition Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector, Paul Arnhold speaks to the legacy of his grandfather’s collection.

Cocktails with a Curator: Böttger's 'Teapot'

video still of Xavier Salomon and porcelain teapot

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon delves into the significance of a deceptively simple teapot designed by Johann Friedrich Böttger and given to the Frick by the great German-born collector Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018). Enjoy a Saxon cocktail while exploring the complicated history behind Böttger’s quest to discover the formula for porcelain in a clifftop fortress outside Dresden in the early 18th century.