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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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A Meissen Porcelain Bowl and Cover on Gilt-Bronze Stand by Henry Picard

A Meissen Porcelain Bowl and Cover on Gilt-Bronze Stand by Henry Picard

$11,900.00

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Rare 1745 Meissen figurine of Dutchman 18th century

Rare 1745 Meissen figurine of Dutchman 18th century

$2,800.00

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Meissen Figurine 2697

Meissen Figurine 2697 "Europa and Bull" WorldWide

$1,499.00

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Meissen figurine D19

Meissen figurine D19 "Shepherds Under Tree" WorldWide

$1,289.00

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Meissen Figurine Allegory of Night H106

Meissen Figurine Allegory of Night H106

$999.99

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Meissen Kaendler figurine 1770

Meissen Kaendler figurine 1770 "Five Senses" WorldWide

$1,099.00

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Meissen Acier Figurine B88

Meissen Acier Figurine B88 "Winter and Spring" WorldWide

$1,049.00

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Meissen Figurine K178 Bust

Meissen Figurine K178 Bust "Winter" WorldWide

$1,099.00

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Antique Meissen Figurine 2724

Antique Meissen Figurine 2724 "Silenus on Donkey" WorldWide

$1,149.00

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Meissen Acier Figurine E58

Meissen Acier Figurine E58 "Girl Sleeping in Chair" WorldWide

$649.00

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Meissen Figurine Golden Oriole Bird 820 Kaendler Pfeiffer ca 1825-1934

Meissen Figurine Golden Oriole Bird 820 Kaendler Pfeiffer ca 1825-1934

$1,295.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Girl Fisher w Net & Basket of Fish Q173

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Girl Fisher w Net & Basket of Fish Q173

$699.95

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Rare Meissen Acier Figurine

Rare Meissen Acier Figurine "Allegory of Poetry" WorldWide

$1,599.00

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Antique RARE Meissen Figurine

Antique RARE Meissen Figurine "TWO CHILDREN

$990.00

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Meissen Figurine C22

Meissen Figurine C22 "Diana Huntress" WorldWide

$509.00

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