18th century: golden age and world fame
There was a strong leaning in the initial period towards European work in gold and silver as well as towards prototypes from the Far East. Johann Gregorius Höroldt arrived at Meissen in 1720. He is regarded as having invented the first thermally stable enamel paints and, with his decorative creations, evolved a European style of painting on porcelain.
The 18th century is regarded as the golden age of Meissen porcelain art. By dint of their inspired fashioning and painting of porcelain, Johann Friedrich Böttger, court goldsmith Johann Jacob Irminger, Johann Gregorius Höroldt and the sculptor Johann Joachim Kaendler brought world fame to the Manufactory.