This glossary contains a number of recurrent terms found on the present site which may not be clear to all readers, especially when employed within the context of an art discussion.
Some of these terms, signaled by an icon of the Vermeer's monogram and signature, are also discussed as they relate to specifically Vermeer's art.
Red had been a popular color for clothes and drapery.
During the rise of Romanticism during the 19th century, the city of Dresden was an important artistic center of Saxony, attracting many porcelain makers.
In 1883, the now-famous blue crown Dresden mark was registered and the Dresden style was created.
Since Dresden was considered a cultural and artistic hub of Saxony, much Meissen porcelain was sold there.
As a result, these pieces of Meissen sold in Dresden were mistakenly referred to as Dresden.
While Dresden decoration rivaled that of Meissen porcelain, no actual porcelain was produced in Dresden. With more than 200 porcelain painting shops in Dresden between 18 and no actual factory, there was no definitive Dresden mark.