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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 signed Meissen porcelain hand painted elephant figurine statue sculpture

antique signed Meissen porcelain hand painted elephant figurine statue sculpture

$349.99

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Antique Meissen Figurine 2724

Antique Meissen Figurine 2724 "Silenus on Donkey" WorldWide

$1,999.00

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Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine

Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine "Bacchus Group" WorldWide

$549.00

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Meissen Figurine 2697

Meissen Figurine 2697 "Europa and Bull" WorldWide

$2,199.00

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Spectacular Dresden Meissen Porcelain Figurine Group Pair of Lamps Antique 1800s

Spectacular Dresden Meissen Porcelain Figurine Group Pair of Lamps Antique 1800s

$299.00

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Meissen Acier Figurine F84

Meissen Acier Figurine F84 "Lady with Grapes in Apron" WorldWide

$469.00

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Meissen Figurine 2223

Meissen Figurine 2223 "Summer" WorldWide

$529.00

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Meissen - Antique Meissen Figurine/Perfume - Oil bottle

Meissen - Antique Meissen Figurine/Perfume - Oil bottle

$600.00

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Meissen Figurine Cries de Paris

Meissen Figurine Cries de Paris "Flower Seller" WorldWide

$499.00

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Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine

Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine "The Broken Bridge" WorldWide

$429.00

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Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Winter

Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Winter

$550.00

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Antique Meissen Floral & Insect Cup & Saucer w Applied Flowers

Antique Meissen Floral & Insect Cup & Saucer w Applied Flowers

$250.00

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Meissen Figurine 2489

Meissen Figurine 2489 "Five Children Musicians" WorldWide

$999.00

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Meissen Kaendler Figurine

Meissen Kaendler Figurine "Boy With Flower Basket" WorldWide

$449.00

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MEISSEN QUATREFOIL DEMITASSE CUP & SAUCER COBALT BLUE & GOLD FLORAL DECORATION

MEISSEN QUATREFOIL DEMITASSE CUP & SAUCER COBALT BLUE & GOLD FLORAL DECORATION

$325.00

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Vintage Large Meissen figurine Lady

Vintage Large Meissen figurine Lady

$327.00

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Antique Meissen Nude Figurine Demeter Goddess Fertility & Harvest 1815-1924 C88

Antique Meissen Nude Figurine Demeter Goddess Fertility & Harvest 1815-1924 C88

$2,500.00

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Meissen Porcelain Figurine

Meissen Porcelain Figurine "4 SEASONS CANDLES"

$12,000.00

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Antique Meissen Cobalt Blue Gold Flower Bouquet Floral Trumpet Vase PAIR 9 3/4

Antique Meissen Cobalt Blue Gold Flower Bouquet Floral Trumpet Vase PAIR 9 3/4"

$1,499.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain lady with bowl Figurine Crossed Swords

Antique Meissen Porcelain lady with bowl Figurine Crossed Swords

$490.00

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Amazing DRESDEN LACE BALLERINA DANCER FIGURINE Meissen? 14.5

Amazing DRESDEN LACE BALLERINA DANCER FIGURINE Meissen? 14.5" ART DECO Lady VTG

$445.00

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