Joseph August Count of Toerring and Gronsfeld zu Jettenbach

Joseph August Count of Toerring and Gronsfeld zu Jettenbach

After the death of Sigmund Reichsgraf von Haimhausen, the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg was allocated to the electoral cabinet. Its vice-president, Count Joseph August von Toerring, was the director until 1799. Mathias Flurl was designated as manfactory superintendent. After Flurl's initial expert opinion on the condition of the manufactory, von Toerring was able to push ahead reforms and improvements in the following years, which remained noticeable well into the 19th century. In 1797 Johann Peter Melchior succeeded the master modeler Dominikus Auliczek. Two years later, the director's office of the manufactory was abolished and instead a “General-Landesdirektion” was set up, presided by the Count von Toerring. This is how the previous superintendent Flurl became the head of Nymphenburg.

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