Art: New Order in Meissen

Ever since the early 18th Century the East German cathedral town of Meissen (pop. 48,000) has been famed for fine china. Little damaged during World War II, it went on, under the Russian thumb, producing traditional luxury ware, even though a single Meissen cup cost upwards of 50 East marks—more than the average weekly salary of an East German workman. Last week Meissen was busy reorienting itself to the new order in East Germany. In place of its world-famed baroque "Red Dragon," "Green Ivy" and "Onion" (blue & white) patterns, it was setting out to shift "without artistic loss...

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