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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 Child Pick Eggs Polychrome Statue Rare 19th

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Child Pick Eggs Polychrome Statue Rare 19th


$800.00


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Antique Meissen Putto Porcelain with Bird Cage Figurine Crossed Swords Rare 20th

Antique Meissen Putto Porcelain with Bird Cage Figurine Crossed Swords Rare 20th


$835.00


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Meissen porcelain Harlequin púg dog - Harlekin Mit Mops ceramic figurine figure

Meissen porcelain Harlequin púg dog - Harlekin Mit Mops ceramic figurine figure


$1,750.00


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Antique 19th c Germany MEISSEN Large Porcelain Hand Painted Grouping Figurine

Antique 19th c Germany MEISSEN Large Porcelain Hand Painted Grouping Figurine


$1,559.24


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Meissen Porcelain Figurine of a Greek Goddess c1800

Meissen Porcelain Figurine of a Greek Goddess c1800


$399.00


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Antique porcelain Figurine MEISSEN

Antique porcelain Figurine MEISSEN


$399.00


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Meissen Blue Onion 9.75” Reticulated Serving Bowl Oval Medallion

Meissen Blue Onion 9.75” Reticulated Serving Bowl Oval Medallion


$37.99


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Meissen Group Figurine Putti with Flowers #2991

Meissen Group Figurine Putti with Flowers #2991


$476.00


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Meissen Porcelain Full Monkey Band 21pc.

Meissen Porcelain Full Monkey Band 21pc.


$21,000.00


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Antique MEISSEN Cobalt Blue  &Gold Plate Flower Bouquet 9 1/4

Antique MEISSEN Cobalt Blue &Gold Plate Flower Bouquet 9 1/4" Nice


$279.99


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Porcelain Figurine MEISSEN ART-DECO 16

Porcelain Figurine MEISSEN ART-DECO 16"h


$2,245.00


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Meissen Porcelain Figurine Lady Dealing Playing Cards Lace Trim Crossed Swords

Meissen Porcelain Figurine Lady Dealing Playing Cards Lace Trim Crossed Swords


$1,100.00


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Meissen Figure Girl Gärtnerkind mit Weintrauben Johann J Kaendler - Antique

Meissen Figure Girl Gärtnerkind mit Weintrauben Johann J Kaendler - Antique

$250.00

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Mitterteich Meissen Floral Gravy Sauce Boat Underplate Germany Bavaria Germany11

Mitterteich Meissen Floral Gravy Sauce Boat Underplate Germany Bavaria Germany11


$99.99


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Antique Porcelain MEISSEN Hand Painted Reticulated Portrait Cherubs Bowl Plate

Antique Porcelain MEISSEN Hand Painted Reticulated Portrait Cherubs Bowl Plate


$1,247.39


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