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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 / 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 White Blue Floral Blue Onion Print Porcelain 9

Meissen White Blue Floral Blue Onion Print Porcelain 9" Salad Plate

$49.00

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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 Meissen Porcelain Statue / Figurine of Cupid Sharpening Arrow

Antique Meissen Porcelain Statue / Figurine of Cupid Sharpening Arrow

$1,195.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Group Figurine 183 Gentleman Caller Goesch 1st German

Antique Meissen Porcelain Group Figurine 183 Gentleman Caller Goesch 1st German

$1,495.00

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Meissen Miniature Canary On Branch Figurine B139 German Porcelain Bird Figure

Meissen Miniature Canary On Branch Figurine B139 German Porcelain Bird Figure

$45.00

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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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Antique Meissen Porcelain Group Figurine Statue Man Woman Lamb

Antique Meissen Porcelain Group Figurine Statue Man Woman Lamb

$1,495.00

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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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Meissen Porcelain Scheurich Dandy Gentleman Figurine Figure Porzellan Figur

Meissen Porcelain Scheurich Dandy Gentleman Figurine Figure Porzellan Figur

$3,599.10

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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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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 PINK ROSE Round Platter

Meissen PINK ROSE Round Platter

$72.99

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Antique German Meissen Porcelain Figurine F49 Boy Tied to Chair

Antique German Meissen Porcelain Figurine F49 Boy Tied to Chair

$875.00

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Meissen Blue Onion Porcelain Saucer with Floral Decorations

Meissen Blue Onion Porcelain Saucer with Floral Decorations

$85.00

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