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Dresden Porcelain – White Gold From Saxony

[unable to retrieve full-text content]August the Strong, Prince Elector of Saxony, was intrigued.

In 1701, he received a letter from a young man named Johann Friedrich Bottger who was an alchemist and had been arrested in Wittenberg, a town outside August’s realm.

Bottger claimed that he could turn base metals into gold.

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