Mankind has been fascinated by gold since earliest times. Not only has the precious metal always been venerated as the colour of the gods and kings for its beauty, shine and rarity, but it is also the world’s most consistent currency and is still used today as the highest accolade and in recognition of exceptional achievements. So a symbiosis between shiny gold and porcelain – which is also known as white gold – is the perfect combination. Gold and porcelain have belonged together since the first days of porcelain manufacture. Whether tableware collections, vases, gift items or figurines, FÜRSTENBERG porcelain decorated in 24-carat gold will bring a touch of luxury and timeless elegance into your home.
The timeless classic that is white porcelain with an elegant gold rim is naturally available from FÜRSTENBERG in many different patterns ranging from the historical such as HERZOG FERDINAND WILHELMINA to the modern and CARLO ORO. Furthermore, the manufactory also offers a wide range of gold décors that illustrate just how varied designs in the shining metal can be. The pure fascination of gold is evoked by the unique SIP OF GOLD champagne goblets when sparkling wine or even plain sparkling mineral water creates a magical play of light with golden bubbles inside the goblets with the fully gold-plated interior. The pattern SHIFTING COLORS by designer Alfredo Häberli plays with coloured surfaces in a strong gold, vibrant blue and soft pastels that are laid over each other. CLAIR DE LUNE creates endless new snapshots with its filigree representation of the phases of the moon in 24-carat gold.
Working with a high-quality material such as gold calls for particular care and absolute skill. FÜRSTENBERG uses its 270 years of experience in the art of porcelain to lovingly create, by hand, gold porcelain to the very highest standards. For instance, gold staffages that continue beyond an edge (such as the rim of a cup) can only be painted by hand. Large-scale gold décors such as those of OMNIA RITUAL are also applied by hand and then finely polished. This means that every item in the OMNIA RITUAL service is truly unique, and is made directly after ordering for that specific customer – yet another sign of true exclusivity.