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Meissen Porcelain China, Figurines & Vases

The history of Meissen porcelain begins in ancient China. For centuries the Chinese held the secret of creating porcelain. Around the end of the 13th century Chinese porcelain began to slowly appear in Europe. It created quite a stir and European craftsmen went to work trying to find the secret of how it was made. Centuries later in the early 1700's the secret of its manufacture was finally discovered. Two alchemists in Dresden working for King Augustus the Strong discovered the process by which it was made. Other craftsmen followed and made improvements to the process. The manufacture of European porcelain china began in 1710 at Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen. This was the birth of Meissen porcelain china. Not long afterward the Meissen factory supervisor realized that a method needed to be found to protect Meissen china against forgeries or inferior imitations. He came up with the idea of painting a mark under the glaze to signify the authenticity of the china. He decided upon a marking made up of two crossed swords. This famous trademark is still used to this very day.

Meissen fine porcelain china dinnerware and figurines are extremely popular with collectors due to their beauty and quality. For centuries Meissen has stood as a benchmark for other fine china makers to follow!

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Meissen Figurine Boy With Rake (See Below For Condition)

Meissen Figurine Boy With Rake (See Below For Condition)

$399.99

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Meissen Boy Figurine Eating Grapes ( See Below For Condition)

Meissen Boy Figurine Eating Grapes ( See Below For Condition)

$325.99

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Rare Meissen figurine near mint condition

Rare Meissen figurine near mint condition

$4,999.00

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Meissen Lady Figurine With Apron & Flowers (See below for condition)

Meissen Lady Figurine With Apron & Flowers (See below for condition)

$399.00

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Meissen Boy Figurine “Autumn” (See Below For Condition)

Meissen Boy Figurine “Autumn” (See Below For Condition)

$399.99

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Meissen commemorative white porcelain cup with Boettger stoneware saucer set

Meissen commemorative white porcelain cup with Boettger stoneware saucer set

$59.99

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Meissen palace vases pair

Meissen palace vases pair

$52,000.00

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Meissen Cherub Figurine Mint Condition

Meissen Cherub Figurine Mint Condition

$1,200.00

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Meissen Porcelain Figurine

Meissen Porcelain Figurine "FIGURAL BOWL GROUP"

$5,500.00

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Meissen handpainted old miniature vase with handles

Meissen handpainted old miniature vase with handles

$1,199.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Schneeballen Cup And Saucer

Antique Meissen Porcelain Schneeballen Cup And Saucer

$1,500.00

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Meissen Bowl And Cover

Meissen Bowl And Cover

$325.00

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Beautiful Meissen Plate With Blue Swords Mark

Beautiful Meissen Plate With Blue Swords Mark

$125.00

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Meissen figurine

Meissen figurine

$4,999.00

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meissen . vase

meissen . vase

$150.00

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