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Tea Culture

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
Museum map
Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
The culture of fine dining in Switzerland is closely tied to the invention of European porcelain in the early eighteenth century. This technical achievement culminated in the establishment of the leading European porcelain manufactory, Meissen, in 1710. Kilchberg-Schooren (1763–1906) in Zurich produced equally elaborate designs and was a key supplier of high-quality tableware in soft-paste and hard-paste porcelain in the brief but brilliant porcelain heyday of the eighteenth century. “Schooren” pieces are particularly prized for their fine painted ornament.