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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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Dresden Meissen Figurine Piano Playing Woman

Dresden Meissen Figurine Piano Playing Woman

$89.00

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Antique Meissen Bowl, Handpainted Birds & Trees, EXC Condition

Antique Meissen Bowl, Handpainted Birds & Trees, EXC Condition

$149.99

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Mittertiech MEISSEN FLORAL Dessert plate set of 2, 7 3/4

Mittertiech MEISSEN FLORAL Dessert plate set of 2, 7 3/4", Very good

$2.99

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Meissen White Blue Floral Blue Onion Print Porcelain 9

Meissen White Blue Floral Blue Onion Print Porcelain 9" Salad Plate

$34.01

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Footed Vase Parian Look Magenta Floral Decor

Antique Meissen Porcelain Footed Vase Parian Look Magenta Floral Decor

$48.99

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2 - 1840 Meissen Porcelain HP Chickens & Ducks Bugs Ornithological - 8

2 - 1840 Meissen Porcelain HP Chickens & Ducks Bugs Ornithological - 8" Plates

$89.00

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Meissen Antique Soup Plate Dish Handpainted  C1860 INSECTS BUGS FLOWERS DISPLAY

Meissen Antique Soup Plate Dish Handpainted C1860 INSECTS BUGS FLOWERS DISPLAY

$58.00

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2 - 1840 Meissen Porcelain HP Exotic Birds & Bugs Ornithological - 8

2 - 1840 Meissen Porcelain HP Exotic Birds & Bugs Ornithological - 8" Plates

$89.00

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ANTIQUE MEISSEN FLORAL CUP & SAUCER #1 MARCOLINI PERIOD 1774-1814 fuchsia color

ANTIQUE MEISSEN FLORAL CUP & SAUCER #1 MARCOLINI PERIOD 1774-1814 fuchsia color

$67.00

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Meissen Dresden Plate Marcolini Pierced Reticulated Border Watteau c.1774 (B)

Meissen Dresden Plate Marcolini Pierced Reticulated Border Watteau c.1774 (B)

$49.99

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Meissen Blue Onion Leaf Dish... 19th century

Meissen Blue Onion Leaf Dish... 19th century

$27.00

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MEISSEN BLUE ONION RETICULATED DESSERT PLATE, (4 available) 8.5

MEISSEN BLUE ONION RETICULATED DESSERT PLATE, (4 available) 8.5" diameter

$33.00

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MEISSEN A FLOWERED BOWL   GOLD TRIM WORN  old

MEISSEN A FLOWERED BOWL GOLD TRIM WORN old

$125.00

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Meissen Porcelain Trumpet Vase Floral & Gold Gilt

Meissen Porcelain Trumpet Vase Floral & Gold Gilt

$59.99

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Rare Antique Meissen Porcelain Fruit Plate Cut Glass Heavy Gold gilded

Rare Antique Meissen Porcelain Fruit Plate Cut Glass Heavy Gold gilded

$250.00

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