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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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10 Antique Meissen Plates, Floral

10 Antique Meissen Plates, Floral

$695.00

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Meissen Charger with Fairies Insects and Lilies of the Valley

Meissen Charger with Fairies Insects and Lilies of the Valley

$524.99

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MEISSEN MCM MODERN 13” VASE White Signed Weifs Excellent

MEISSEN MCM MODERN 13” VASE White Signed Weifs Excellent

$110.00

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Meissen B Form Vase with Floral & Gilt Decorations

Meissen B Form Vase with Floral & Gilt Decorations

$499.99

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Meissen Imari Porcelain Fruit Dish

Meissen Imari Porcelain Fruit Dish

$1,000.00

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Antique Meissen Cabinet Plate, Yellow

Antique Meissen Cabinet Plate, Yellow

$795.00

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MEISSEN CUPID FIGURINE FROM L-SERIES C.1880 Cupid fanning hearts

MEISSEN CUPID FIGURINE FROM L-SERIES C.1880 Cupid fanning hearts

$1,000.00

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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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 Antique Meissen Cabinet Plate, Farm Scene, Reticulated Border

Antique Meissen Cabinet Plate, Farm Scene, Reticulated Border

$3,795.00

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Antique Fine Meissen Goblet Vase Chinoserie Decor

Antique Fine Meissen Goblet Vase Chinoserie Decor

$1,600.00

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6 Antique Meissen Fruit Plates, Reticulated

6 Antique Meissen Fruit Plates, Reticulated

$795.00

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ANTIQUE MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURINE OF A BOY WITH BASKET ON HIS BACK

ANTIQUE MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURINE OF A BOY WITH BASKET ON HIS BACK

$199.95

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Antique RARE Meissen Figurine

Antique RARE Meissen Figurine "TWO CHILDREN

$693.00

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Meissen Figurine Allegory of Night H106

Meissen Figurine Allegory of Night H106

$999.99

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Antique meissen porcelain group Figurine

Antique meissen porcelain group Figurine

$1,200.00

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