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Molding
Molding
Molding
Molding

Molding

All individual parts that cannot be thrown on the wheel are cast by hand. For this purpose, the so-called "slip", the liquefied porcelain mass, is filled into plaster molds. These remove the water from the slip and the raw porcelain item remains. Many Nymphenburg place settings and figures consist of numerous individual parts - some groups of figures consist of up to 100, complicated objects - such as the Frankenthaler chandelier - can even contain over 20,000 individual parts. These are cast individually and carefully put together in the studio according to the original templates. Leaves, flowers, garlands and other decorations are modeled freehand and individually attached to hedges, trees or figures with a scalpel.

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