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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 PORCELAIN FIGURINE MERCHANTS WIFE FINEST QUALITY CLOSEUP PHOTOS

ANTIQUE MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURINE MERCHANTS WIFE FINEST QUALITY CLOSEUP PHOTOS

$3,850.00

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Meissen Blue Onion Platter 16

Meissen Blue Onion Platter 16"

$220.00

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Meissen PINK ROSE Round Platter

Meissen PINK ROSE Round Platter

$72.99

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meissen porcelain cup & saucer

meissen porcelain cup & saucer

$900.00

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Meissen Blue Onion Large Dinner Plate

Meissen Blue Onion Large Dinner Plate

$99.95

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Meissen Blue Onion Bowl Rare 8

Meissen Blue Onion Bowl Rare 8"

$110.00

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11 5/8

11 5/8" Meissen Bowl

$225.00

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6 Antiques Meissen porcelain Cabinet Plate Fruits Gorgeous

6 Antiques Meissen porcelain Cabinet Plate Fruits Gorgeous

$1,250.00

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Meissen, Plate with Grape Leaves on white porcelain.

Meissen, Plate with Grape Leaves on white porcelain.

$99.99

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Antique Meissen German Porcelain Figural Dish Blanc de Chine

Antique Meissen German Porcelain Figural Dish Blanc de Chine

$650.00

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MEISSEN Hand Painted Oval Shallow Bowl - 10.5

MEISSEN Hand Painted Oval Shallow Bowl - 10.5"

$175.00

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Meissen Center Piece Bowl

Meissen Center Piece Bowl

$475.00

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Meissen Lidded Sugar Dish Blue Onion Design Rose Bud Handle

Meissen Lidded Sugar Dish Blue Onion Design Rose Bud Handle

$79.95

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Meissen Scattered Flowers Demitasse Cup & Saucer

Meissen Scattered Flowers Demitasse Cup & Saucer

$56.00

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Vintage MEISSEN Round Porcelain Bowl with Pink Roses - 12.5

Vintage MEISSEN Round Porcelain Bowl with Pink Roses - 12.5"

$202.50

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