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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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2003 HANDPAINTED PORCELAIN PLATES REFERENCE RENDALL ABRAMS HC/DJ LIMOGES MEISSEN

2003 HANDPAINTED PORCELAIN PLATES REFERENCE RENDALL ABRAMS HC/DJ LIMOGES MEISSEN

$60.00

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Meissen 6 Openwork Plate Six Dinner Plates Bouquet Of Flowers Um 1870 B

Meissen 6 Openwork Plate Six Dinner Plates Bouquet Of Flowers Um 1870 B

$1,382.37

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Meissen Figurine with 2 Women with Birds and Urn

Meissen Figurine with 2 Women with Birds and Urn

$1,495.00

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Meissner Porzellan 1973 Walcha Meissen Porcelain 259 Plates Photos

Meissner Porzellan 1973 Walcha Meissen Porcelain 259 Plates Photos

$35.00

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Meissen Porcelain Schneeballen  Saucer

Meissen Porcelain Schneeballen Saucer

$495.00

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Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue & Floral Large Plate Charger Porzellan Teller

Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue & Floral Large Plate Charger Porzellan Teller

$549.00

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Porcelain figurine

Porcelain figurine "Eagle". Germany, Meissen #1870, year 1964.

$400.00

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Meissen Gold Encrusted Scalloped Cup Saucer Set Germany Pattern MSS9999 EUC

Meissen Gold Encrusted Scalloped Cup Saucer Set Germany Pattern MSS9999 EUC

$272.00

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Meissen Porcelain Continuous Scenic Tea Bowl & Saucer 1735

Meissen Porcelain Continuous Scenic Tea Bowl & Saucer 1735

$995.00

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Meissen Plate Picture Painting Plate With Adonis Knauf Time Um 1860

Meissen Plate Picture Painting Plate With Adonis Knauf Time Um 1860

$2,214.13

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Meissen Porcelain Very Rare Moulded Slop Bowl 1735-40

Meissen Porcelain Very Rare Moulded Slop Bowl 1735-40

$695.00

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ANTIQUE MEISSEN  CUP AND SAUCER

ANTIQUE MEISSEN CUP AND SAUCER

$1,050.00

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Meissen Figurine  Model 2996 Putti Genii's Boy and Girl

Meissen Figurine Model 2996 Putti Genii's Boy and Girl

$895.00

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Antique Meissen Figurine Blue Onion porcelain  Women Whit Flowers.

Antique Meissen Figurine Blue Onion porcelain Women Whit Flowers.

$549.99

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ANTIQUE 19THC MEISSEN DULONG RELIEF MOULDED PLATE PAINTED FRUIT GILT BORDERS

ANTIQUE 19THC MEISSEN DULONG RELIEF MOULDED PLATE PAINTED FRUIT GILT BORDERS

$99.99

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