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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!

What you see here is a sampling of all the Meissen collectibles available for sale on eBay. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for use our site search to see even more items!



View Now on eBay - Handpainted MEISSEN Germany Dinner Plate Fruit Flowers Gold Rim 9 5/8"


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View Now on eBay - Meissen Porcelain Plate Cobalt Blue Floral Medallions


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View Now on eBay - Antique Teichert Meissen Blue Onion Reticulated Plates 6" and 7" diam/11 PLATES


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View Now on eBay - Antique Meissen Germany Pair of Gilded Porcelain Cabinet Plates GoldFloral Decor


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View Now on eBay - Meissen Deep Plate Floral Gold Band 9 3/8" Flowers


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View Now on eBay - Antique Meissen Rococo Floral Porcelain Gold Gilded Reticulated Deep Plate Bowl


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View Now on eBay - Antique 20th C Meissen Porcelain 11 3/4" Gilded Floral Charger Porzellan Teller


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View Now on eBay - Antique Meissen Heavy Gold Gilt Scalloped Plate Charger Bowl 10.5”


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View Now on eBay - Antique Meissen Germany Pink Beaded Embossed Floral 8” Plate


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View Now on eBay - Vintage Meissen Plate Bowl Floral Gold Trim 11" Flower Bouget Flowers


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View Now on eBay - Antique KPM Meissen Platter Charger Porcelain German Plate Signed 19th 12 3/8"


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View Now on eBay - Antique Meissen German Porcelain Pierced Hand Painted 8 1/4" Floral Plate


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View Now on eBay - ANTIQUE 8.5 inch Long MEISSEN SKYE TERRIER PORCELAIN DOG FIGURINE


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View Now on eBay - Meissen Rose Pink Chocolate Cup and Saucer Set ~ 8 Sets Available


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View Now on eBay - Lot of 6 DRESDEN GERMANY AMBROSIUS LAMM PLATES MEISSEN Floral butterfly


Buy It on eBay for only: $600.00


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