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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 FIGURINE

MEISSEN FIGURINE

$800.00

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MEISSEN sumptuous dish, 20. Century

MEISSEN sumptuous dish, 20. Century

$1,947.50

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Antique Meissen porcelain figurine Man Dancing #2324.

Antique Meissen porcelain figurine Man Dancing #2324.

$699.99

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Meissen Figurine Allegory of Night H106

Meissen Figurine Allegory of Night H106

$999.99

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BEAUTIFUL EARLY DRESDEN / MEISSEN LARGE FIGURINE FIGURAL GROUP MENDING WINE SKIN

BEAUTIFUL EARLY DRESDEN / MEISSEN LARGE FIGURINE FIGURAL GROUP MENDING WINE SKIN

$649.00

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Meissen Figurine -GIRL PLAYING FLUTE - Model #2568- Girl Orchestra Series - EXC

Meissen Figurine -GIRL PLAYING FLUTE - Model #2568- Girl Orchestra Series - EXC

$499.00

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Monumental Meissen Cobalt Ground Vase Circa 1860

Monumental Meissen Cobalt Ground Vase Circa 1860

$3,000.00

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MEISSEN DISH

MEISSEN DISH

$20.00

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Meissen Dresden Reticulated Plate

Meissen Dresden Reticulated Plate

$25.00

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Fine Meissen Plate Painting After Gerard ter Borch

Fine Meissen Plate Painting After Gerard ter Borch

$4,000.00

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Antique Meissen Figurine Young Woman with Grape

Antique Meissen Figurine Young Woman with Grape

$799.99

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PERFECT ANTIQUE MEISSEN FIGURINE GIRL WITH GRAPES 5” Tall

PERFECT ANTIQUE MEISSEN FIGURINE GIRL WITH GRAPES 5” Tall

$495.00

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Meissen Figurine-

Meissen Figurine- "THE ASTROLOGERS "-M V Acier- #A-12

$499.00

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Meissen Charger with Fairies Insects and Lilies of the Valley

Meissen Charger with Fairies Insects and Lilies of the Valley

$524.99

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Meissen Figurine C22

Meissen Figurine C22 "Diana Huntress" WorldWide

$529.00

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