New in the Luther Museum

Published on Tuesday, January 31News

New in the Luther Museum; Encre de Chine

In 1746, exactly two hundred years after Martin Luther died, Lutherans from Amsterdam most likely commissioned the painting of porcelain plates and cups in Qianlong in China with the image of Martin Luther. Only a few Dutch museums own a plate or cup, such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Princessehof Ceramics Museum in Leeuwarden.

To our great joy, a plate and six cups and saucers were offered at the Zeeuws Veilingshuis last December. What is special about the image on this Encre de Chine is that it is based on the front page of the Lutheran Bible of 1648. In the Luther Museum you can now admire the Encre de Chine, the front page of the Bible and the original printing plate.

Luther Museum Amsterdam, Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570