BBC - Beautiful Thing: A Passion for Porcelain (2013)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3944 Kbps | 58 min 53 s | 1.68 GiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: EnglishGenre: Documentary
Ros Savill, former director and curator at the Wallace Collection, tells the story of some incredible and misunderstood objects - the opulent, intricate, gold-crested and often much-maligned Sevres porcelain of the 18th century. Ros brings us up close to a personal choice of Sevres masterpieces in the Wallace Collection, viewing them in intricate and intimate detail. She engages us with the beauty and brilliance in the designs, revelling in what is now often viewed as unfashionably pretty or ostentatious. These objects represent the unbelievable skills of 18th-century France, as well as the desires and demands of an autocratic regime that was heading for revolution.