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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 Kaendler Figurine 2647

Meissen Kaendler Figurine 2647 "Saxon Soldier" WorldWide

$1,149.00

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VINTAGE RARE ORIGINAL MEISSEN ADAM & EVE GARDEN OF EDEN PORCELAIN FIGURINE!! WOW

VINTAGE RARE ORIGINAL MEISSEN ADAM & EVE GARDEN OF EDEN PORCELAIN FIGURINE!! WOW

$6,500.00

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Antique Meissen Porcelain lady with bowl Figurine Crossed Swords

Antique Meissen Porcelain lady with bowl Figurine Crossed Swords

$480.00

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Meissen Acier Figurine F84

Meissen Acier Figurine F84 "Lady with Grapes in Apron" WorldWide

$459.00

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19th Century Meissen Display Hand Painted Scenic Cartouche Charger

19th Century Meissen Display Hand Painted Scenic Cartouche Charger

$1,300.00

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19th Century Meissen Man Holding His Cape Figurine 10

19th Century Meissen Man Holding His Cape Figurine 10" Tall

$1,200.00

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Sitzendorf Dresden Germany Meissen Figurine Children Cherubs Putti Riding Goat

Sitzendorf Dresden Germany Meissen Figurine Children Cherubs Putti Riding Goat

$395.00

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Meissen Crossed Swords Mark Applied Flowers Demitasse Footed Cup Saucer Teacup

Meissen Crossed Swords Mark Applied Flowers Demitasse Footed Cup Saucer Teacup

$162.95

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Meissen Kaendler Figurine

Meissen Kaendler Figurine "Girl With Flower Basket" WorldWide

$399.00

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Meissen Kaendler Figurine 662

Meissen Kaendler Figurine 662 "Dancing Couple" WorldWide

$849.00

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Superb Antique Meissen Porcelain Scenic Vase / Quill Holder Porzellan Scene

Superb Antique Meissen Porcelain Scenic Vase / Quill Holder Porzellan Scene

$599.00

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RARE Meissen BLUE ONION PATTERN HANDLED OVAL PLATTER 13 1/2

RARE Meissen BLUE ONION PATTERN HANDLED OVAL PLATTER 13 1/2" X 9 3/8"

$52.80

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20th Century Meissen Man Holding Stick Figurine

20th Century Meissen Man Holding Stick Figurine

$825.00

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Antiques Meissen Cupid Figurine

Antiques Meissen Cupid Figurine

$225.00

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8 x 12

8 x 12" Antique Meissen sweetmeat dish reclining man holding a floral bowl

$89.99

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