An exhibition of porcelain from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Open to the public)
April – October: daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November – March: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A) Chomutovská 1, 431 51 Klášterec nad Ohří
T) 474 375 436
The chateau complex, situated on the left bank of the Ohře River, constitutes a dominant landmark in the town’s recently restored urban conservation area. The chateau is set in the middle of extensive landscaped grounds with 220 rare tree species from all over the world. The park features a sala terrena with a gloriette and sculptural decoration by Jan Brokoff, 1680s); the park’s northern section is graced with the Stations of the Cross (1690s).
The lookout tower is open the public during the summer season.Permanent exhibition of Bohemian Porcelain
Owing to the traditions of the local but renowned porcelain factory, the chateau in Klášterec nad Ohří is an ideal place to present Bohemian porcelain from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. In the rooms on the first floor and set in the context of period furnishings, visitors have the opportunity to view the output of the foremost Czech porcelain works, as they changed in style over time. The selected ensembles exemplify the work of the Biedermeier period – the golden age of Bohemian porcelain-making. They also trace the development of the early industrial manufacture of Neo-Rococo and Art Nouveau porcelain ware. There are pieces illustrating the 20th-century era of modern styles, when Czech porcelain won international recognition, notably items made between the wars and those presented at the Expo '58 World's Fair in Brussels. The exhibition closes with examples of design porcelain produced in series in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Porcelain from China and Japan and European Porcelain
Through a selection of dinner services, individual showpieces and figural works, this part of the permanent exhibition from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague features Chinese and Japanese porcelain. It inspired early European production in the 18th century which is on view in the other part of the display. It also records the fate of the exhibited objects' original owners who, during the 20th century, fell victim to the Holocaust.