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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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Antique Meissen Figurine 2724

Antique Meissen Figurine 2724 "Silenus on Donkey" WorldWide

$1,999.00

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Meissen Acier Figurine E58

Meissen Acier Figurine E58 "Girl Sleeping in Chair" WorldWide

$899.00

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Meissen Acier Figurine B94

Meissen Acier Figurine B94 "Girl Feeding Dog" WorldWide

$579.00

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Meissen Figurine 2697

Meissen Figurine 2697 "Europa and Bull" WorldWide

$2,149.00

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Antique Meissen Rococo Figurine The Female Card Player Acier F64 c.1815-1924 EUC

Antique Meissen Rococo Figurine The Female Card Player Acier F64 c.1815-1924 EUC

$850.00

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Meissen Figurine 2223

Meissen Figurine 2223 "Summer" WorldWide

$519.00

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Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine

Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine "The Broken Bridge" WorldWide

$419.00

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VINTAGE MEISSEN BLANC DE CHINE (?) PORCELAIN BEAR FIGURINE

VINTAGE MEISSEN BLANC DE CHINE (?) PORCELAIN BEAR FIGURINE

$300.00

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19th Century Meissen porcelain figurine Boy with Dog, Playing. (BI#MK/0317.TMP)

19th Century Meissen porcelain figurine Boy with Dog, Playing. (BI#MK/0317.TMP)

$199.95

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Spectacular Dresden Meissen Porcelain Figurine Group Pair of Lamps Antique 1800s

Spectacular Dresden Meissen Porcelain Figurine Group Pair of Lamps Antique 1800s

$299.00

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Meissen Kaendler Figurine

Meissen Kaendler Figurine "Girl With Flower Basket" WorldWide

$399.00

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Meissen Figurine 2489

Meissen Figurine 2489 "Five Children Musicians" WorldWide

$999.00

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MEISSEN Porcelain Demitasse Cup & Saucer - Royal Flute Shape - Floral Bouquet

MEISSEN Porcelain Demitasse Cup & Saucer - Royal Flute Shape - Floral Bouquet

$80.00

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ANTIQUE MEISSEN PORCELAIN MONKEY ORCHESTRA BAND DRUMMER FIGURINE STATUE

ANTIQUE MEISSEN PORCELAIN MONKEY ORCHESTRA BAND DRUMMER FIGURINE STATUE

$1,850.00

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Rare Large  Meissen Figurine  Designed by Walther Schott 19th Century

Rare Large Meissen Figurine Designed by Walther Schott 19th Century

$8,500.00

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Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine

Antique Dresden Volkstedt after Meissen figurine "Bacchus Group" WorldWide

$549.00

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Old Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Cupid - Love Bound - Putto Cherub - PC

Old Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Cupid - Love Bound - Putto Cherub - PC

$895.00

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Meissen Art Deco Trio Large Cup Saucer Cake Salad Plate Gold Yellow Mint

Meissen Art Deco Trio Large Cup Saucer Cake Salad Plate Gold Yellow Mint

$175.00

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Pair of~Meissen~Blue Onion~Rimmed Soup Bowls~9 1/4

Pair of~Meissen~Blue Onion~Rimmed Soup Bowls~9 1/4"~Crossed Swords~First Quality

$129.95

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Set of 5 Blue Meissen by Sanyo Luncheon Plates Blue and White Blue Elbe

Set of 5 Blue Meissen by Sanyo Luncheon Plates Blue and White Blue Elbe

$29.99

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meissen 18th century figurine porcelain group sevres

meissen 18th century figurine porcelain group sevres

$99.00

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