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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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Very Beautiful Meissen Large Vase Art Nouveau Birds Insects Rare

Very Beautiful Meissen Large Vase Art Nouveau Birds Insects Rare

$1,250.00

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Meissen Porcelain Covered Vegetable Bowl w/Lid - Floral & Gold - Crossed Sword

Meissen Porcelain Covered Vegetable Bowl w/Lid - Floral & Gold - Crossed Sword

$399.00

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Meissen Blue Onion Reticulated Luncheon Plate 2nd Quality

Meissen Blue Onion Reticulated Luncheon Plate 2nd Quality

$30.00

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MEISSEN CUP & SAUCER

MEISSEN CUP & SAUCER

$45.00

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Antique Meissen Vase / Urn from Germany 10 Inch Tall

Antique Meissen Vase / Urn from Germany 10 Inch Tall

$129.00

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single MEISSEN DINNER PLATE (PATTERN UNKNOWN)  MINT

single MEISSEN DINNER PLATE (PATTERN UNKNOWN) MINT

$84.99

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MEISSEN FINE SEATED FIGURINE AT DRESSING TABLE

MEISSEN FINE SEATED FIGURINE AT DRESSING TABLE

$675.00

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single MEISSEN DINNER PLATE (PATTERN UNKNOWN)  MINT  #2

single MEISSEN DINNER PLATE (PATTERN UNKNOWN) MINT #2

$84.99

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Meissen Snake Handled Vase/Lamp

Meissen Snake Handled Vase/Lamp

$395.00

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Antiques Meissen Cupid Figurine

Antiques Meissen Cupid Figurine

$450.00

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Meissen Swan Service Dish, First Quality

Meissen Swan Service Dish, First Quality

$160.00

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Meissen Dinner Plates Flowers & Gold Trim Wavy Rim Crossed Swords Germany

Meissen Dinner Plates Flowers & Gold Trim Wavy Rim Crossed Swords Germany

$197.97

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Antique MEISSEN Porcelain Demitasse Cup & Saucer - Scattered Flowers - Germany

Antique MEISSEN Porcelain Demitasse Cup & Saucer - Scattered Flowers - Germany

$700.00

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MEISSEN EIGHT DECORATED PLATES

MEISSEN EIGHT DECORATED PLATES

$799.00

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WHITE MEISSEN CONTEMPORARY VASE SIGNED WEIFS

WHITE MEISSEN CONTEMPORARY VASE SIGNED WEIFS

$185.00

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