Bottgersteinzeug was first developed in around 1707 by Johann Frederich Bottger, hence the name, this was before he had invented European hard porcelain. The material has a few characteristics reminiscent of precious stones, it was also known as jasper porcelain. Today because of its earthy reddish brown colour it is knows as chocolate porcelain at Meissen. It is produced in a special “manufactory with in the manufactory” the so-called red mint.

Because of the special hardness of the material it is perfect for exclusive floor designs – the material protects the floor well and over time a natural patina develops.

As well as floors it also makes for a spectacular wall covering and look stunning used with other Meissen tiles.


Retails from 5.74 Euros plus vat for a 75 x 75 mm tile.