Majolica

Nymphenburg majolica is unique in the world. For about 160 years, majolica figures and tiles have been hand-made according to traditional methods in the manufactory. The production takes place using a secret recipe, which includes different clays with an admixture of porcelain material. The majolica figures - often produced in several parts and then assembled - are created based on original models and methods, some of which date back to the 19th Century.

Majolica requires the terracotta to be covered with a white tin glaze after the first firing, and is then painted with bright colors. During the subsequent firing, color and glaze are fused together, resulting in a delicate translucent paint on a reddish background. Thanks to the development of special colors and glazes, Nymphenburg succeeded in guaranteeing the durability, frost resistance and weather resistance of majolica. The extraordinary size and bright colors also typify the special characteristics of Nymphenburg majolica, which is unrivaled in the world.

Majolica

Birds

The gloriously colourful sculptures still grace the ornamental courtyard of the botanical garden in Munich today.