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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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Supreme/Meissen Hand-Painted Porcelain Cupid Figurine (Extremely Limited)

Supreme/Meissen Hand-Painted Porcelain Cupid Figurine (Extremely Limited)

$11,000.00

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Antique Meissen Hand Painted Footed Bowl Flowers Gold 1924 Artist Signed

Antique Meissen Hand Painted Footed Bowl Flowers Gold 1924 Artist Signed

$149.95

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Blue Green Bird On Branch Stump Stand 5-1/2

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Blue Green Bird On Branch Stump Stand 5-1/2"

$250.00

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Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

$30.00

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Coupe Soup Bowl

$9.00

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Walbrzych Poland Meissen Flower Pattern Raised Scroll 9

Walbrzych Poland Meissen Flower Pattern Raised Scroll 9" Round Serving Bowl

$15.95

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Cup & Saucer Set Floral Center

$17.00

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Meissen Figurine 2697

Meissen Figurine 2697 "Europa and Bull" WorldWide

$1,749.00

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MEISSEN FIGURINE C.1910 CHILD WITH HOOLA HOOP by Konig - Art Nouveau Jugendstil

MEISSEN FIGURINE C.1910 CHILD WITH HOOLA HOOP by Konig - Art Nouveau Jugendstil

$2,500.00

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Antique Porcelain Meissen Putto Figurine. Four Seasons, Springtime.

Antique Porcelain Meissen Putto Figurine. Four Seasons, Springtime.

$225.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figure Figurine Cupid Sharpening His Arrows

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figure Figurine Cupid Sharpening His Arrows

$965.00

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Fruit Bowl White Flower Left

$8.00

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Meissen Acier Figurine B88

Meissen Acier Figurine B88 "Winter and Spring" WorldWide

$1,199.00

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Mitterteich Bavaria Meissen Floral large 16

Mitterteich Bavaria Meissen Floral large 16" platter pink purple yellow

$18.74

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Set of 4 Bread & Butter Plates in Meissen Floral By Mitterteich Bavaria 6-3/4

Set of 4 Bread & Butter Plates in Meissen Floral By Mitterteich Bavaria 6-3/4"

$22.95

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