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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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Meissen Porcelain Trumpet Vases  -  Cobalt Floral & Gold - 5 1/4 Tall - Germany

Meissen Porcelain Trumpet Vases - Cobalt Floral & Gold - 5 1/4 Tall - Germany

$100.00

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Meissen porcelain / Otto Walcha/45 color plates 200 B&W

Meissen porcelain / Otto Walcha/45 color plates 200 B&W

$40.00

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MEISSEN cherub figurine

MEISSEN cherub figurine

$195.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Cherub Playing Triangle - Dreieck 2598 PC

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Cherub Playing Triangle - Dreieck 2598 PC

$895.00

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Fine & Large Antique Meissen Monkey Band Conductor Figurine - 1 - DHC - PC

Fine & Large Antique Meissen Monkey Band Conductor Figurine - 1 - DHC - PC

$2,850.00

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Antique German Porcelain Lady Parrot Volkstedt Figurine Meissen Dresden Figure

Antique German Porcelain Lady Parrot Volkstedt Figurine Meissen Dresden Figure

$325.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Golden Oriole Figurine - Bird Vogel Pirol 820 PC

Antique Meissen Porcelain Golden Oriole Figurine - Bird Vogel Pirol 820 PC

$1,500.00

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Antique 19C Meissen Porcelain Turkey Figurine - Truthahn Figure C2 - PC

Antique 19C Meissen Porcelain Turkey Figurine - Truthahn Figure C2 - PC

$695.00

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Meissen Germany Squirrel on a Tree Stump Blanc de Chine Figurine/Crossed Swords

Meissen Germany Squirrel on a Tree Stump Blanc de Chine Figurine/Crossed Swords

$225.00

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Meissen PINK ROSE Round Platter

Meissen PINK ROSE Round Platter

$72.99

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Meissen Cherub Figurine Le Les Unis The United

Meissen Cherub Figurine Le Les Unis The United

$699.99

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Meissen Blue Onion 19

Meissen Blue Onion 19" Serving Platter Crossed Swords Second Quality

$249.99

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Meissen Indian Red 8 3/8

Meissen Indian Red 8 3/8" Plates (2) Germany Crossed Swords c.1815-1923

$140.00

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Meissen Porcelain Dragon Rust Red Round Covered Vegetable Bowl 1st Quality

Meissen Porcelain Dragon Rust Red Round Covered Vegetable Bowl 1st Quality

$695.00

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Meissen Floral Flowers 19th Century Unusual Shape Demitasse Cup Saucer - D

Meissen Floral Flowers 19th Century Unusual Shape Demitasse Cup Saucer - D

$95.00

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