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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!

What you see here is a sampling of all the Meissen collectibles available for sale on eBay. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for use our site search to see even more items!



View Now on eBay - Meissen, Pink Indian, set of four plates in porcelain. Approx. 1900


Buy It on eBay for only: $340.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen, Blue Onion pattern. Set of four dinner plates in porcelain.


Buy It on eBay for only: $400.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen, Germany. Four porcelain plates hand-painted with various floral motifs


Buy It on eBay for only: $250.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen, Germany, Rich Court Dragon. Set of six plates in purple.


Buy It on eBay for only: $500.00


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View Now on eBay - MEISSEN OUTRE' FLOWER VASE


Buy It on eBay for only: $27,500.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen Germany Gilded Porcelain Cabinet Plate Bowl HEAVY GOLD Floral Decoration


Buy It on eBay for only: $325.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen Plate Early Antique Gold Gilded Floral Wickerwork 1831


Buy It on eBay for only: $150.00


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View Now on eBay - Antique DRESDEN Porcelain FLORAL GILT RETICULATED PLATE Meissen Marked 1880s


Buy It on eBay for only: $39.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen Pink Amethyst Indian Flower 5" Small Dish / Plate with Hanger


Buy It on eBay for only: $40.50


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View Now on eBay - Vintage Old Meissen 3810 Handled Cake Plate Serving Tray Floral Design Gold Trim


Buy It on eBay for only: $36.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen B Form Floral Cabinet Plate Charger Bowl Gold Gilt Scalloped 11 5/8"


Buy It on eBay for only: $465.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen 10" Charger Plate First Quality Rose Bouquet Gold Embossed Scrolls


Buy It on eBay for only: $220.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen Germany Gold Gilt Charger Plate Hand Painted Raised Gold Flowers


Buy It on eBay for only: $450.00


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View Now on eBay - Antique Meissen bowl in openwork porcelain with hand-painted gold decoration.


Buy It on eBay for only: $420.00


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View Now on eBay - Meissen, Germany, antique hand-painted plate with flowers and butterfly


Buy It on eBay for only: $270.00


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