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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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Rare Large Meissen Pink Gilt Floral Cup and Saucer 

Rare Large Meissen Pink Gilt Floral Cup and Saucer 

$49.00

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Signed Meissen Porcelain Figurine Of Women With Sheep

Signed Meissen Porcelain Figurine Of Women With Sheep

$1,075.00

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Meissner Porzellan 1973 Walcha Meissen Porcelain 259 Plates Photos

Meissner Porzellan 1973 Walcha Meissen Porcelain 259 Plates Photos

$35.00

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Meissen Miniature Cup And Saucer c1880

Meissen Miniature Cup And Saucer c1880

$275.00

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Antique MEISSEN Figurine Sweetmeat Gentleman with Bowl (damaged, Sold As Is)

Antique MEISSEN Figurine Sweetmeat Gentleman with Bowl (damaged, Sold As Is)

$125.00

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Rare Meissen Art NOUVEAU Fine Porcelain Teapot, Creamer, Saucer. Theodor Grust

Rare Meissen Art NOUVEAU Fine Porcelain Teapot, Creamer, Saucer. Theodor Grust

$4,444.44

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2003 HANDPAINTED PORCELAIN PLATES REFERENCE RENDALL ABRAMS HC/DJ LIMOGES MEISSEN

2003 HANDPAINTED PORCELAIN PLATES REFERENCE RENDALL ABRAMS HC/DJ LIMOGES MEISSEN

$60.00

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Meissen Large Center Bowl Floral with Heavy Gold Embossed Oak Leaves

Meissen Large Center Bowl Floral with Heavy Gold Embossed Oak Leaves

$195.00

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Meissen En Grisaille Oval Dish, Marcolini Period

Meissen En Grisaille Oval Dish, Marcolini Period

$2,650.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine - Silenus on Donkey -  Figure 2724

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine - Silenus on Donkey - Figure 2724

$1,799.99

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TWO Meissen Fruit / Dessert Bowls Floral with Gold Trim

TWO Meissen Fruit / Dessert Bowls Floral with Gold Trim

$49.95

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Antique meissen porcelain gilt 9

Antique meissen porcelain gilt 9" dish

$150.00

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VINTAGE FIRST QUALITY MEISSEN FIGURINE - YOUNG MAN / BOY W/ KNIFE GRAPES BASKET

VINTAGE FIRST QUALITY MEISSEN FIGURINE - YOUNG MAN / BOY W/ KNIFE GRAPES BASKET

$269.99

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Meissen Blue Onion Open Handled Plate Vintage 10” Germany Hostess Platter

Meissen Blue Onion Open Handled Plate Vintage 10” Germany Hostess Platter

$154.00

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Henkel Vase Marke Meissen original Blumen Kobalt blau .

Henkel Vase Marke Meissen original Blumen Kobalt blau .

$990.00

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