Baltic Sea room faiences
The collection of faiences from the Baltic Sea area is the centrepiece of the rooms for rococo art. Due to the donation by Axel Springer in 1997, the wide-ranging museum inventory enjoyed an enormous gain, now making it one of the largest and most significant faience collections in North Europe. The exhibition shows the full range of these pottery products. From table crockery and centrepieces up to a sailing ship in miniature format.
Intricately painted scenic and ornamental tea tables are a speciality. These were very popular amongst the nobles and in their surroundings. They stood for a new lifestyle. The reason is simple: Hot drinks with expensive ingredients from abroad became fashionable. And nobody wanted to place the hot cups with tea, coffee and chocolate on the varnished tables.