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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 Germany Green Ming Dragon China Decorative Bowl Blue Crossed Swords Mark

Meissen Germany Green Ming Dragon China Decorative Bowl Blue Crossed Swords Mark

$85.50

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LOT OF 2 MEISSEN CROSSED SWORDS FLORAL VASES 4.25

LOT OF 2 MEISSEN CROSSED SWORDS FLORAL VASES 4.25" NEVER USED FREE U S SHIPPING

$79.99

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Blue Green Bird On Branch Stump Stand 5-1/2

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine Blue Green Bird On Branch Stump Stand 5-1/2"

$225.00

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FREE SHIPPING!! Royal Meissen Fine China 10.5

FREE SHIPPING!! Royal Meissen Fine China 10.5" Dinner or Chop Plate "Blue Rose"

$19.00

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Rare Antique Meissen Cobalt Blue hand painted Floral Porcelain Dish Circ 1924 34

Rare Antique Meissen Cobalt Blue hand painted Floral Porcelain Dish Circ 1924 34

$80.00

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Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

Meissen porcelain Dish Small 4.5 Inches With Stand

$30.00

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Walbrzych Poland Meissen Flower Pattern Raised Scroll 9

Walbrzych Poland Meissen Flower Pattern Raised Scroll 9" Round Serving Bowl

$15.95

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Two Books On Glass: Meissen Porcelain & Rose Bowls #339

Two Books On Glass: Meissen Porcelain & Rose Bowls #339

$19.99

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Cup & Saucer Set Floral Center

$17.00

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Coupe Soup Bowl

$9.00

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''BLUE ONION'' -- by MEISSEN - PIERCED DESSERT / PIE PLATE  -- GERMANY -.....

''BLUE ONION'' -- by MEISSEN - PIERCED DESSERT / PIE PLATE -- GERMANY -.....

$49.95

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Mitterteich

Mitterteich "Meissen Floral" Fruit Bowl White Flower Left

$8.00

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Meissen Kaendler Figurine 433

Meissen Kaendler Figurine 433 "Leda With Swan" WorldWide

$1,599.00

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Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Girl with Goat 81

Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Girl with Goat 81

$499.99

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Meissen Kaendler Figurine 2728

Meissen Kaendler Figurine 2728 "Ring Around Rosie" WorldWide

$1,699.00

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