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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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Antique Meissen Demi-Tasse Cup & Saucer Cross Swords Green Floral

Antique Meissen Demi-Tasse Cup & Saucer Cross Swords Green Floral

$50.00

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1900 MEISSEN FLOW BLUE ONION LARGE HANDLED COVERED SERVING BOWL Fancy Handles

1900 MEISSEN FLOW BLUE ONION LARGE HANDLED COVERED SERVING BOWL Fancy Handles

$29.95

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meissen porcelain Vase Red

meissen porcelain Vase Red

$75.00

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Mittertiech MEISSEN FLORAL Dessert plate set of 2, 7 3/4

Mittertiech MEISSEN FLORAL Dessert plate set of 2, 7 3/4", Very good

$9.99

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Meissen porcelain / Otto Walcha/45 color plates 200 B&W

Meissen porcelain / Otto Walcha/45 color plates 200 B&W

$40.00

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Meissen Pink Rose Dinner Plate

Meissen Pink Rose Dinner Plate

$34.99

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Meissen Pink Rose Salad Pate Plate

Meissen Pink Rose Salad Pate Plate

$29.99

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Meissen Blue Onion Porcelain Tea Cup and Saucer Crossed Swords Excellent!

Meissen Blue Onion Porcelain Tea Cup and Saucer Crossed Swords Excellent!

$50.00

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6 Antique Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue Gold & Floral Plate s Porzellan Teller

6 Antique Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue Gold & Floral Plate s Porzellan Teller

$2,699.10

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Meissen PINK ROSE Round Platter

Meissen PINK ROSE Round Platter

$72.99

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Meissen Porcelain Covered Vegetable Bowl w/Lid - Floral & Gold - Crossed Sword

Meissen Porcelain Covered Vegetable Bowl w/Lid - Floral & Gold - Crossed Sword

$399.00

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Meissen Crossed Swords - Blue Flowers Birds Pattern - 12¼

Meissen Crossed Swords - Blue Flowers Birds Pattern - 12¼" Deep Round Platter

$150.00

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Meissen Porcelain Fennec Desert Fox Figurine Figure Porzellan Figur Wustenfuchs

Meissen Porcelain Fennec Desert Fox Figurine Figure Porzellan Figur Wustenfuchs

$1,349.10

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Meissen Porcelain Polychrome Swan Service Plate Porzellan Schwanenservice Teller

Meissen Porcelain Polychrome Swan Service Plate Porzellan Schwanenservice Teller

$799.00

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Rare Meissen Porcelain Harlequin w/ Cat Figure Figurine Porzellan Harlekin Figur

Rare Meissen Porcelain Harlequin w/ Cat Figure Figurine Porzellan Harlekin Figur

$2,033.99

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