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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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FREE SHIPPING!! Royal Meissen Fine China 10.5

FREE SHIPPING!! Royal Meissen Fine China 10.5" Dinner or Chop Plate "Blue Rose"

$19.00

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Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

$28.50

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Two Books On Glass: Meissen Porcelain & Rose Bowls #339

Two Books On Glass: Meissen Porcelain & Rose Bowls #339

$19.99

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Red Gold Coffee Cup & Saucer ~ First Quality

Antique Meissen Porcelain Red Gold Coffee Cup & Saucer ~ First Quality

$168.00

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BEAUTIFUL & RARE PAIR OF MEISSEN FLOWER VASES 19TH CENTURY

BEAUTIFUL & RARE PAIR OF MEISSEN FLOWER VASES 19TH CENTURY

$1,800.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Pheasant Hand Painted Miniature Bird Figurine

Antique Meissen Porcelain Pheasant Hand Painted Miniature Bird Figurine

$129.99

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Antique Germany Meissen Vases w/ Snake Handles Flower With Gold.

Antique Germany Meissen Vases w/ Snake Handles Flower With Gold.

$899.99

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''BLUE ONION'' -- by MEISSEN - PIERCED DESSERT / PIE PLATE  -- GERMANY -.....

''BLUE ONION'' -- by MEISSEN - PIERCED DESSERT / PIE PLATE -- GERMANY -.....

$49.95

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Antique Meissen Figurine  Girl With Hat and Grapes F.84

Antique Meissen Figurine Girl With Hat and Grapes F.84

$719.99

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Meissen eagle figurine

Meissen eagle figurine

$745.00

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Meissen Cup and Saucer Royal Flute Blue and White

Meissen Cup and Saucer Royal Flute Blue and White

$49.99

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Beautiful Antique meissen porcelain Vase Scattered Flowers With Lion Feet

Beautiful Antique meissen porcelain Vase Scattered Flowers With Lion Feet

$250.00

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Antique Porcelain Meissen Figurine Woman With Basket and grapes on Hand.

Antique Porcelain Meissen Figurine Woman With Basket and grapes on Hand.

$899.99

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MEISSEN Floral Cup & Saucer, 1st Quality Crossed Swords Mark

MEISSEN Floral Cup & Saucer, 1st Quality Crossed Swords Mark

$89.95

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2 MEISSEN Blue Onion 5.5

2 MEISSEN Blue Onion 5.5" Fruit Bowls - Crossed Swords - Blue On White, No Trim

$40.00

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