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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 Europe On The Bull Johann Friedrich Eberlein Nymphs Bouquet 19c

Antique Meissen Europe On The Bull Johann Friedrich Eberlein Nymphs Bouquet 19c


$2,699.10


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Antique Meissen Group Moor And Horse Johann Joachim Kaendler Porcelain Mark 19th

Antique Meissen Group Moor And Horse Johann Joachim Kaendler Porcelain Mark 19th


$3,400.00


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Antique Meissen Military Figure Playing The Drum Horse Porcelain Catalog 20th

Antique Meissen Military Figure Playing The Drum Horse Porcelain Catalog 20th


$1,100.00


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Antique Meissen Silenus On A Donkey Porcelain Group Mythology Ernst Leutritz19th

Antique Meissen Silenus On A Donkey Porcelain Group Mythology Ernst Leutritz19th


$3,100.00


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Antique Porcelain Figurine MEISSEN 1840-50

Antique Porcelain Figurine MEISSEN 1840-50


$375.00


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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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12" Oval Pierced Basket 1st Meissen Blue Onion Pattern Crossed Swords


$339.00


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Antique Porcelain Figurine MEISSEN 1860-1880

Antique Porcelain Figurine MEISSEN 1860-1880


$675.00


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HUGE !! Meissen Cobalt Blue Gold Plate / Bowl

HUGE !! Meissen Cobalt Blue Gold Plate / Bowl


$850.00


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Haviland Limoges Plate Empress Elizabeth Russia Metropolitan Museum of Art 10.5

Haviland Limoges Plate Empress Elizabeth Russia Metropolitan Museum of Art 10.5"


$49.99


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Beautiful Jumbo ! Meissen Serving Tray With Beautiful Braundorf Flower Painting

Beautiful Jumbo ! Meissen Serving Tray With Beautiful Braundorf Flower Painting


$950.00


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Large Meissen Cobalt Blue Rococo Heavy Gold Serving Tray / Bowl 1st Quality

Large Meissen Cobalt Blue Rococo Heavy Gold Serving Tray / Bowl 1st Quality


$2,500.00


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DAMAGED Antique Meissen Floral Flower Rimmed Soup Bowls 9 1/4

DAMAGED Antique Meissen Floral Flower Rimmed Soup Bowls 9 1/4" Set 5 FREE SHIP


$225.00


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Antique Meissen Plate Porcelain Golden Painted Floral Flowers Decor Swords 19th

Antique Meissen Plate Porcelain Golden Painted Floral Flowers Decor Swords 19th


$765.00


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Antique Meissen Porcelain Group Summer Autumn Allegory Johann Kaendler Children

Antique Meissen Porcelain Group Summer Autumn Allegory Johann Kaendler Children


$3,490.00


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