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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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Two Books On Glass: Meissen Porcelain & Rose Bowls #339

Two Books On Glass: Meissen Porcelain & Rose Bowls #339

$19.99

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Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

$24.00

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RARE & BEAUTIFUL MEISSEN PATE SUR PATE VASE 19TH CENTURY

RARE & BEAUTIFUL MEISSEN PATE SUR PATE VASE 19TH CENTURY

$6,000.00

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1st QUALITY MEISSEN HAND PAINTED BIRD WITH FLOWERS BUTTER COVERED JAR/DISH

1st QUALITY MEISSEN HAND PAINTED BIRD WITH FLOWERS BUTTER COVERED JAR/DISH

$149.99

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RARE Vintage MEISSEN Blue Onion Reticulated Lattice Plate 8” Set of 6

RARE Vintage MEISSEN Blue Onion Reticulated Lattice Plate 8” Set of 6

$225.00

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Meissen Figurine-

Meissen Figurine- "HUNTRESS WITH RIFLE" J J Kaendler - #28.- Ca 1850

$179.00

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MEISSEN sumptuous dish, 20. Century

MEISSEN sumptuous dish, 20. Century

$1,797.50

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Meissen Demitasse Demi Cup & Saucer Golden Crusted

Meissen Demitasse Demi Cup & Saucer Golden Crusted

$67.99

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Meissen Figurine-

Meissen Figurine- "HUNTER WITH HUNTING DOG" J J Kaendler - #64.- Ca 1850

$179.00

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Meissen Figurine-

Meissen Figurine- "HUNTRESS WITH BOW,ARROW & DOG"- J J Kaendler - #18.- Ca 1850

$229.00

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Meissen Figurine-

Meissen Figurine- "HUNTER WITH RIFLE" J J Kaendler - #50.- Ca 1850

$179.00

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Meissen Demitasse Cup(s) & Saucer(s) ~ Scattered Flowers

Meissen Demitasse Cup(s) & Saucer(s) ~ Scattered Flowers

$79.99

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Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine

Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine "Aesop and Children"

$329.00

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Meissen Figurine-

Meissen Figurine- "THE ASTROLOGERS "-M V Acier- #A-12

$499.00

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Meissen Figurine C22

Meissen Figurine C22 "Diana Huntress" WorldWide

$549.00

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