Whether Arabian or Lipizzaner, rearing or resting: the characteristic specification of different breeds of horse is one of the classics of porcelain production. The creation of representations of animal figures is often preceded by months, if not years, of intensive study. Yet observing animals at rest and in motion always pays off if it is done with scientific precision. Manufacturing horse figures presents a particular challenge for the master workshops, since the fragile limbs have to be assembled with numerous supports and dried carefully.

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