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

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

$1.99

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Coupe Soup Bowl

$9.00

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Cup & Saucer Set Floral Center

$17.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Blue Green Bird On Branch Stump Stand 5-1/2

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Blue Green Bird On Branch Stump Stand 5-1/2"

$212.50

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Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Fruit Bowl White Flower Left

$8.00

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ANTIQUE MEISSEN HAND PAINTED SUP PLATES FROM 19 CENTURY,SOLD BY COLLAMORE CO.

ANTIQUE MEISSEN HAND PAINTED SUP PLATES FROM 19 CENTURY,SOLD BY COLLAMORE CO.

$145.00

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Meissen Red Dragon Gold Tea cup & saucer (6 available)

Meissen Red Dragon Gold Tea cup & saucer (6 available)

$150.00

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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 HP 91/2

Antique HP 91/2" Meissen German Quadrafoil Floral Castles Ships Windmills Plate

$75.00

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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 Plate, Marcolini Period, 1774-1815.

Meissen Plate, Marcolini Period, 1774-1815.

$230.00

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Meissen Indian Pink Gold Bread Plate Pair 1st Quality Crossed Swords Circa 1800s

Meissen Indian Pink Gold Bread Plate Pair 1st Quality Crossed Swords Circa 1800s

$79.99

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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

$79.00

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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

$79.00

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Meissen Blue Onion Shell Dish Front & Back Stamp Crossed Swords Handle Nut

Meissen Blue Onion Shell Dish Front & Back Stamp Crossed Swords Handle Nut

$30.00

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