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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 Leaf Dish with Floral design early 20th century

Meissen Leaf Dish with Floral design early 20th century

$33.00

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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

$4.99

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Meissen White Blue Floral Blue Onion Print Porcelain 9

Meissen White Blue Floral Blue Onion Print Porcelain 9" Salad Plate

$34.01

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Large Meissen Plate With Floral Motif Gold Gilt & Double Sword Mark 12 1/4

Large Meissen Plate With Floral Motif Gold Gilt & Double Sword Mark 12 1/4"

$375.00

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MEISSEN FIRST QUALITY ANTIQUE FLORAL PLATES PINK SHELL BORDER 1823- Antique

MEISSEN FIRST QUALITY ANTIQUE FLORAL PLATES PINK SHELL BORDER 1823- Antique

$49.00

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2 - 1840 Meissen Porcelain HP Exotic Birds & Bugs Ornithological  10

2 - 1840 Meissen Porcelain HP Exotic Birds & Bugs Ornithological 10" Soup Bowls

$99.00

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Vintage MEISSEN Compote Pedestal Dish~BLUE ONION Pierced Hand Decorated 6

Vintage MEISSEN Compote Pedestal Dish~BLUE ONION Pierced Hand Decorated 6"

$69.99

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Meissen Porcelain CUP & SAUCER Pink Roses Pink Buds GREEN TRIM Crossed Swords

Meissen Porcelain CUP & SAUCER Pink Roses Pink Buds GREEN TRIM Crossed Swords

$20.00

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Beautiful Meissen Red Dragon Gold Accent Full Size Cup & Saucer Set, 1st Quality

Beautiful Meissen Red Dragon Gold Accent Full Size Cup & Saucer Set, 1st Quality

$99.99

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Meissen Porcelain Figurine Group of Dancing Couple Holding a Flowers String

Meissen Porcelain Figurine Group of Dancing Couple Holding a Flowers String

$745.00

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Meissen Figurine Of A Little Girl With Wings Holding A Staff

Meissen Figurine Of A Little Girl With Wings Holding A Staff

$199.99

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Meissen Two Handled Vase With  Floral Designs On Both Sides Circa 19th

Meissen Two Handled Vase With Floral Designs On Both Sides Circa 19th

$298.00

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Meissen Crossed Swords Blue Onion Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Rose Finial Lid

Meissen Crossed Swords Blue Onion Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Rose Finial Lid

$59.99

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MEISSEN PURPLE INDIAN LARGE CUP AND SAUCER EXCELLENT CONDITION GERMANY

MEISSEN PURPLE INDIAN LARGE CUP AND SAUCER EXCELLENT CONDITION GERMANY

$140.00

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Meissen Figurine Little Girl With Green Hat & Shoes

Meissen Figurine Little Girl With Green Hat & Shoes

$275.00

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