Meissen Porcelain (Germany, 1710–)

Meissen Porcelain (Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen) is one of the preeminent porcelain factories in Europe and was the first to produce true porcelain outside of Asia. It was established in 1710 under the auspices of King Augustus II “the Strong” of Saxony-Poland (1670–1733), a keen collector of Asian ceramics, particularly Ming porcelain. In pursuing his passion, which he termed his “maladie de porcelaine,” Augustus spent vast sums, amassing some 20,000 pieces of Japanese and Chinese ceramics. These, along with examples of early Meissen, comprise the Porzellansammlung, or porcelain collection, of the Zwinger Palace, in Dresden.


The king was determined, however, to free the European market from its dependence on Asian imports and to give European artisans the freedom to create their own porcelain designs. To this end, he charged the scientist Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus and aspiring alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger with the task of using local materials to produce true, hard-paste porcelain (as opposed to the soft-paste variety European ceramists in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Spain had been producing since the late Renaissance). In 1709, the pair succeeded in doing just that, employing kaolin, or “china clay.” A year later, the Meissen factory was born.


In its first decades, Meissen mostly looked to Asian models, producing wares based on Japanese Kakiemon ceramics and pieces with Chinese-inflected decorations, called chinoiseries. During the 1720s its painters drew inspiration from the works of Watteau, and the scenes of courtly life, fruits and flowers that adorned fashionable textiles and wallpaper. It was in this period that Meissen introduced its famous cobalt-blue crossed swords logo—derived from the arms of the Elector of Saxony as Arch-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire—to distinguish its products from those of competing factories that were beginning to spring up around Europe.


By the 1730s, Meissen’s modelers and decorators had mastered the style of Asian ceramics, and Augustus encouraged them to develop a new, original aesthetic. The factory’s director, Count Heinrich von Brühl, used Johann Wilhelm Weinmann’s botanical drawings as the basis for a new line of wares with European-style surface decoration. The Blue Onion pattern (Zwiebelmuster), first produced in 1739, melded Asian and European influences, closely following patterns used in Chinese underglaze-blue porcelain, but replacing exotic flora and fruits with Western varieties (likely peaches and pomegranates, not onions) along with peonies and asters.


During the same period, head modeler Joachim Kändler (1706–75) began crafting delicate porcelain figures derived from the Italian commedia dell’arte. Often used as centerpieces on banquet tables and decorated to reflect the latest fashions in courtly dress for men and women, these figurines, they were popular in their day, and are still considered among of Meissen’s most iconic creations. Kändler also created the Swan Service, which, with its complex low-relief surface design and minimal decoration is considered a masterpiece of Baroque ceramics.


The rise of Neoclassicism in the latter half of the 18th century forced Meissen to change artistic direction and begin producing monumental vases, clocks, chandeliers and candelabra. In the 20th century, Meissen added to its 18th-century repertoire decidedly modern designs, including ones in the Art Nouveau style. The 1920s saw the introduction of numerous animal figures, such as the popular sea otter (Fischotter), which graced an East German postage stamp in the 1960s. Starting in 1933, artistic freedom was limited at the factory under the Nazi regime, and after World War II, when the region became part of East Germany, it struggled to reconcile its elite past with the values of the Communist government. In 1969, however, new artistic director Karl Petermann reintroduced the early designs and fostered a new degree of artistic license. Meissen became one of the few companies to prosper in East Germany.


Owned by the State of Saxony since reunification, in 1990, Meissen continues to produce its classic designs together with new ones developed collaboratively with artists from all over the world. In addition, through its artCAMPUS program, the factory has invited distinguished ceramic artists, such as Chris Antemann and Arlene Shechet, to work in its studios in collaboration with its skilled modelers and painters. The resulting works of contemporary sculpture are inspired by Meissen’s rich and complex legacy.

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Pair of 18th Century Marcolini Meissen Blue and White Chargers

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Pair of 18th Century Marcolini Meissen Blue and Wh...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 18th Century German Rococo Ceramics
Porcelain
Pair of Marcolini Meissen Porcelain blue and white chargers, each painted in underglaze blue with the "Festoon and Branch" pattern. Crossed swords mark. The Marcolini period of Meiss...
Meissen Porcelain Double Snake Handled Vase Table Lamp

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Meissen Porcelain Double Snake Handled Vase Table ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Early 19th Century German Table Lamps
Porcelain
This 19th century vase have a beautiful yellow color with gilt gold highlights and curled white snakes as handles. To become a table lamp the vase has been capped and set on a base.
19th Century German Meissen Painted Porcelain Plaque

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19th Century German Meissen Painted Porcelain Plaq...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Neoclassical Paintings
Metal, Porcelain
This charming painted porcelain plaque depicts a nymph and a faun embracing in a setting by a lake. Surrounding them are foliage, two other figures and a boar who runs across the foregr...
Antique Meissen Porcelain Satyr

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Satyr
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Classical Greek Porcelain
Porcelain
This unusual depiction of a satyr offers a calm portrayal of a usually energetic figure-type. The bearded, horned figure is entirely of porcelain, and is seated with bare torso and arms...
Three Meissen Porcelain Plates Showing Old Master Paintings

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Three Meissen Porcelain Plates Showing Old Master ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Dinner Plates
Porcelain
This set of porcelain plates was created by the world-famous Meissen manufactory in Germany. Each plate features a different Old Master painting in its centre: one shows a portrait of a...
Meissen Neoclassical Style Porcelain Vase, circa 1870

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Meissen Neoclassical Style Porcelain Vase, circa 1...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1870s German Neoclassical Vases and Vessels
Porcelain, Gold Leaf
Meissen porcelain vase, Germany, mid-late 19th century, with scrolled snake handles, gilding to rim, handle terminals, lower body, and socle, crossed swords marks, ht. 15 3/8 inches tal...
Meissen Porcelain Six-Light Rococo Style Chandelier

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Meissen Porcelain Six-Light Rococo Style Chandelie...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants
Porcelain
This magnificent porcelain chandelier, crafted by the renowned Meissen manufactory, is a marvelous example of that renowned firm's exceptional artistry. This enchanting six-armed light ...
Rococo Meissen Porcelain Clock "Day and Night", Pfeiffer Period

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Rococo Meissen Porcelain Clock "Day and Night", Pf...
Meissen Porcelain
Vintage 1920s German Rococo Clocks
Porcelain
Beautiful Rococo Meissen clock with putti representing the day and night time. Gild bronze dail. Great condition. The movement has been revised and is functional. Lots of details like f...
French Gilt Bronze-Mounted Meissen Saucer, circa 1760

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French Gilt Bronze-Mounted Meissen Saucer, circa 1...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-18th Century German Bowls and Baskets
Bronze, Porcelain
French gilt bronze-mounted Meissen saucer, circa 1760. Meissen saucer circa 1760. Mounted and signed by Bointaburte A Paris, circa 1900.
Large 18th Century Marcolini Meissen Blue and White Triangular Dish

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Large 18th Century Marcolini Meissen Blue and Whit...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 18th Century German Rococo Ceramics
Porcelain
Marcolini Meissen Porcelain triangular serving tray decorated in underglaze blue with the Festoon and branch pattern. Crossed swords mark with star. The Marcolini period in Meissen P...
German Meissen 'Marcolini' Porcelain Tea and Coffee Service, circa 1790

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German Meissen 'Marcolini' Porcelain Tea and Coffe...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1790s German Tea Sets
Porcelain
Comprising coffee pot, tea pot, covered cream jug, covered sugar, ten tea cups, six coffee cups, 16 saucers.
Museum Quality Meissen Porcelain Cobalt-Blue Krater Pate sur Pate Vase

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Museum Quality Meissen Porcelain Cobalt-Blue Krate...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-19th Century German Neoclassical Revival Porcelain
Porcelain
A magnificent and truly unique Museum quality Meissen porcelain cobalt-blue krater pate sur pate/ Limoge enamel vase, third quarter of the 1800s blue crossed swords mark, the Ddcoration...
Pair of Meissen Porcelain Figurines, Boy Carrying Goat

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Pair of Meissen Porcelain Figurines, Boy Carrying ...
Meissen Porcelain
20th Century German Neoclassical Sculptures
Porcelain
Beautiful hand-painted porcelain figures of a boy carrying a goat. This has a blue Meissen crossed swords mark to the base of circa 1920s. Very fine condition with no damage and n...
Pair of Meissen Porcelain Models of Parrots

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Pair of Meissen Porcelain Models of Parrots
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-19th Century German Rococo Revival Porcelain
Porcelain
Pair of Meissen Porcelain models of parrots. Each naturalistically modeled perched on a tree-stump and rockwork base enriched in gilt. Impeccable quality, very finely hand carved and en...
Fabulous Pair of Meissen Porcelain Glass Coolers/Cachepots

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Fabulous Pair of Meissen Porcelain Glass Coolers/C...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-19th Century German Louis XVI Porcelain
Porcelain, Meissen
A fabulous pair of Meissen Porcelain glass coolers/cachepots. This exceptional pair of exquisitely hand-painted Meissen Porcelain glass coolers are each painted with panels of figures i...
Meissen Set of Three Oval Reticulated Basket Bowls with Flowers, circa 1850
Meissen Set of Three Oval Reticulated Basket Bowls...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-19th Century German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen set of three oval reticulated basket bowls with flowers Dating: 19th century / made circa 1850 Material: white porcelain / glossy finish Technique: porcelain (modelled and ...
Pair of Meissen Porcelain Chinoiserie Figural Sweetmeat Dishes, J.J. Kandler

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Pair of Meissen Porcelain Chinoiserie Figural Swee...
Meissen Porcelain
Mid-20th Century German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
A fine pair of Meissen porcelain chinoiserie figural sweetmeat dishes, after a model by J.J. Kandler Each with a Malabar chinoiserie figure seated on a sea-shell and holding a bowl in ...
Meissen Blue Onion Coffee Pot, Vibrantly Painted and Very Nice Condition
Meissen Blue Onion Coffee Pot, Vibrantly Painted a...
Meissen Porcelain
Vintage 1920s German Tea Sets
A classic and elegant pattern by Meissen. This pot is a nice large size and beautiful scale. Detailed painting in their signature crisp Blue Onion design. Very nice vintage condition.
19th Century Meissen Porcelaine, the Four Saisons, Groups of Two Children
19th Century Meissen Porcelaine, the Four Saisons,...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1860s German Rococo Revival Porcelain
Porcelain
Series of four groups with two children, each representing one saison. Beautiful details and colors. Dimension: H 16cm Meissen, second part of the 19th century. Meissen was fou...
Antique German Meissen Figural Hand-Painted & Gilt Porcelain Pianist, circa 1880
Antique German Meissen Figural Hand-Painted & Gilt...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Victorian Porcelain
Porcelain
Antique German Meissen figural group features pianist playing her clavichord piano, hand-painted with gilt highlights, crossed sword mark on base, circa 1880. Measures: 5" H x 3.5" W...
Set of Six German Porcelain Salts, Meissen Marcolini, circa 1800

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Set of Six German Porcelain Salts, Meissen Marcoli...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1880s German Porcelain
Porcelain
Set of six German porcelain salts, Meissen (Marcolini), circa 1800.
German Meissen Blanc de Chine Style Porcelain Figures, Courting Couple
German Meissen Blanc de Chine Style Porcelain Figu...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Victorian Porcelain
Porcelain
German Meissen Blanc de Chine style porcelain figures of courting couple in Colonial garb, crossed sword mark on base, circa 1880. Measure: 9.5" H x 5.5" W x 3.5" D.
Pair of German Meissen Figural Porcelain Colonial Courting Couple, circa 1880
Pair of German Meissen Figural Porcelain Colonial ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German British Colonial Porcelain
Porcelain
Antique pair of German Miessen hand-painted porcelain figures depicts courting couple in woodland setting, gilt highlights throughout, crossed sword mark on bases, circa 1880. Measur...
Meissen Porcelain Demitasse Cup and Saucer Chinese Dragon Pattern, circa 1928
Meissen Porcelain Demitasse Cup and Saucer Chinese...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Chinoiserie Ceramics
Porcelain
This is a small demitasse cup and saucer by the Meissen factory in fine white porcelain. The cup and saucer both have wavy edges and the cup has a twisted branch handle with leaf attac...
Tirolean Lady, Meissen 18th Century

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Tirolean Lady, Meissen 18th Century
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 18th Century German Rococo Sculptures
Porcelain
Polychrome painted porcelain figurine of a Tirolean lady playing the zither. Blue swords mark on the bottom.
Four Meissen Porcelain Plaques Depicting the Four Seasons

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Four Meissen Porcelain Plaques Depicting the Four ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Early 19th Century German Folk Art Paintings
Metal, Porcelain
This delicately detailed set of four allegorical porcelain plaques portrays family scenes within the theme of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Spring can be identi...
German Meissen Porcelain Demitasse Part Service, circa 1880

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German Meissen Porcelain Demitasse Part Service, c...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1880s German Tea Sets
Porcelain
Comprising tray, 11 cups, 12, saucers and 20 spoons.
Mid-18th Century Meissen Two-Handled Cup with Cover and Saucer

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Mid-18th Century Meissen Two-Handled Cup with Cove...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-18th Century German Serving Pieces
Porcelain
Applied with a ground of mayflowers and trailing leafy branches, the stand painted with deutsche-Blumen and three Watteauesque scenes of polychrome figures in a monochrome landscape, th...
19th Century Meissen Porcelain Clock

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19th Century Meissen Porcelain Clock
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1860s German Clocks
Porcelain
A very good quality 19th century Meissen Porcelain mantel clock, depicting children representing the Four Seasons amongst flowers and C-scrolls. Having an eight day striking movement wi...
19th Century Meissen Porcelain Satyr with Goat Figure

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19th Century Meissen Porcelain Satyr with Goat Fig...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1880s German Other Sculptures
Porcelain
Exceptional Meissen Porcelain figure of a Bacchanalian Putti-Satyr riding a goat. Whimsical cherub holding grapes with vines entwining. All hand-painted and made by the gold standard o...
Meissen Porcelain Panther, circa 1920

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Meissen Porcelain Panther, circa 1920
Meissen Porcelain
Vintage 1920s German Sculptures
Porcelain
Blanc de chine panther. Signed Erich Oehme.
Large 19th Century Meissen Deep Plate with Floral Decoration

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Large 19th Century Meissen Deep Plate with Floral ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-19th Century German Baroque Platters and Serveware
Porcelain
Large decorative plate with painted flowers and gilt decorations. Vivid colors. Great condition. Marked on the back. Very decorative especially as wall decoration. Size: diameter of 3...
Meissen Animal Figurine Parrot Macaw 19th Century, Kaendler

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Meissen Animal Figurine Parrot Macaw 19th Century,...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Baroque Revival Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen outstanding animal figurine: Parrot (Macaw) with cherries, sitting on a tree's stump model A 43. Outstanding Meissen animal figurine: Its style is strongly influenced by Kaend...
Meissen Blue Onion Centerpiece or Fruit Bowl

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Meissen Blue Onion Centerpiece or Fruit Bowl
Meissen Porcelain
Vintage 1920s German Centerpieces
Porcelain
The timeless and beloved pattern by Meissen. This is an unique piece featuring hand cut pierced accents in the center bowl and crisp blue hand-painted design throughout. Very nice antiq...
Pair of Antique Meissen Hand-Painted Porcelain Potpourri Urns/ Vases

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Pair of Antique Meissen Hand-Painted Porcelain Pot...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-18th Century German Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Pair of exceptional quality antique meissen hand-painted porcelain potpourri urns/ vases with period bocage lids. Note the exceptional bocage work on the floral clusters atop each lid....
Antique Meissen White Porcelain Plate or Centrepiece with High Gold Relief
Antique Meissen White Porcelain Plate or Centrepie...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Bowls and Baskets
Porcelain
Meissen Porcelain or Meissen china was the first European hard-paste porcelain. It was developed starting in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Jo...
Exceptional Pair of Antique Meissen Porcelain Hunting Groups with Horses & Dogs
Exceptional Pair of Antique Meissen Porcelain Hunt...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century Rococo Sculptures
Porcelain
An exceptional and quite large pair of 19th century antique Meissen porcelain hunting groups with "The Prince" and "The Princess" each riding a horse followed by a bunch of hunting dogs...
Continental German Meissen Porcelain Oval Shaped T...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Early 19th Century German Centerpieces
Porcelain
Continental German Meissen porcelain oval shaped two section white and gilt trimmed centrepiece with floral and filigree design and supported on four gilt claw legs (18th-19th century)....
German Meissen Porcelain and Gilt Framed Dressing ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Table Mirrors
Porcelain, Mirror
German Meissen porcelain and gilt framed dressing table mirror with cupids (19th century).      
Meissen Kaendler Figurine Tailor Riding on Goat Lovely Model 171, circa 1870
Meissen Kaendler Figurine Tailor Riding on Goat Lo...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1870s German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen Gorgeous figurine called 'Tailor Of Count Bruehl Riding On Goat.' Measures / dimensions: Height: 22.5 cm (8.85 inches ). measures of base: 14.5 x 7.5 cm (5.70 x 2.95 inche...
Early 20th Century Meissen Porcelain Centerpiece

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Early 20th Century Meissen Porcelain Centerpiece
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Centerpieces
Porcelain
Early 20th century Meissen porcelain centerpiece Germany, circa 1910 Having two maidens on either side of the centerpiece over semi colored dolphins Dimensions: Height 13", wi...
White Porcelain Vase by Meissen Porcelain

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White Porcelain Vase by Meissen Porcelain
Meissen Porcelain
20th Century German Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Beautiful large white porcelain vase with a relief finish. Manufactured and marked by Meissen Porcelain.
Meissen Pate Sur Pate Porcelain Centerpiece Depicting Cupid and Psyche

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Meissen Pate Sur Pate Porcelain Centerpiece Depict...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-19th Century German Rococo Revival Centerpieces
A very fine and rare Meissen Pate Sur Pate porcelain centerpiece. Depicting cupid and psyche, crafted using Pate Sur Pate technique, the subjects are positioned against a sky blue backg...
Antique Meissen "Europa on the Bull" Porcelain Figural Group, circa 1880

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Antique Meissen "Europa on the Bull" Porcelain Fig...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Rococo Revival Sculptures
Porcelain
This famous porcelain group depicts the myth of Europa being captivated by Zeus in the form of a beautiful white bull. Meissen's renowned artists capture every detail in full, gorgeous ...
Early 19th Century Set of Six Meissen Gold-Plated  Porcelain Dishes
Early 19th Century Set of Six Meissen Gold-Plated ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Early 19th Century German Louis XV Porcelain
Porcelain
Set of six dessert dishes by Meissen manufacturer; everyone has a different hand-painted colored drawing; the richness of colors makes them modern and easy to combine with a set of cont...
Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Cherub as Scottish Lass Dancing Germany

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Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Cherub as Scottish L...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Edwardian Sculptures
Porcelain
Delightful little Meissen porcelain figurine of a cherub as a Scottish lass, curtsying for a dance. From the tam atop her head to her plaid kilt to her little bare feet, she is a rosy-c...
Pair of Antique Meissen Porcelain Covered Tea Cups and Saucers, 19th Century

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Pair of Antique Meissen Porcelain Covered Tea Cups...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
A very fine, matched pair of 19th century Meissen covered tea cups and saucers (or demitasse coffee cups and saucers.) With wonderful hand-painted scenes of lovers to the lids, cups,...
Meissen Figurine of Two Chickens

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Meissen Figurine of Two Chickens
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Sculptures
Porcelain
Meissen figurine of two chickens. Measures: 22 cm H (8 21/32"). 18 cm diameter (7 3/32"). The chicken in front of the rooster chicken has a minor reparation on its tale.
Meissen Figurine of Two Prairie Foxes

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Meissen Figurine of Two Prairie Foxes
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Sculptures
Porcelain
Meissen figurine of two prairie foxes. Measures: 15.2 x 9.6 x 15.2 cm (5 63/64" x 3 25/32" x 5 63/64").
Meissen Oval Wall Mirror Pair of Cherubs Vintage, circa 1870

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Meissen Oval Wall Mirror Pair of Cherubs Vintage, ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1870s German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen wall mirror with cherubs Manufactory:  Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1870 Material: white porcelain , glossy finish Technique: porcelain (modelled and fired) /...
Meissen Goblet Lidded Vase with Snowball Pattern and Snake Handles Made
Meissen Goblet Lidded Vase with Snowball Pattern a...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1850s German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen most remarkable vase: Quite tall goblet snowball vase with round foot attached to plinth Measures / dimensions: Total height 11.41 inches / 29.0 cm Diameter of vase's mout...
Meissen Oval Wall Mirror Pair of Cherubs, Vintage, circa 1850

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Meissen Oval Wall Mirror Pair of Cherubs, Vintage,...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1850s German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen wall mirror with cherubs Manufactory:  Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1850 Material: white porcelain , glossy finish Technique: porcelain (modelled and fired) /...
Paul Scheurich for Meissen, Resting Nobleman, Porcelain Sculpture, circa 1920

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Paul Scheurich for Meissen, Resting Nobleman, Porc...
Meissen Porcelain, Paul Scheurich
Vintage 1920s German Belle Époque Sculptures
Porcelain
Presented here is one of the finest Meissen porcelain figurines of the Art Deco period by Professor Paul Scheurich (1883-1945), who is acknowledged to be one of the 20th century's great...
Meissen Figurine of Boy with Flute and Wine Barrel

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Meissen Figurine of Boy with Flute and Wine Barrel...
Meissen Porcelain
Mid-20th Century German Sculptures
Porcelain
Meissen Figurine of Boy with Flute and Wine Barrel. Likely from after 1934
Meisen Figurine of Winged Putti Holding a Floral Wine

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Meisen Figurine of Winged Putti Holding a Floral W...
Meissen Porcelain
Mid-20th Century German Sculptures
Porcelain
Meissen Figurine of Winged Putti holding a Floral Wine. Likely from after 1934. In perfect condition with no chips.
Large Meissen Lidded Vase Sculptured Decorations, circa 1850

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Large Meissen Lidded Vase Sculptured Decorations, ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1850s German Rococo Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Large lidded vase Meissen with figures Magnificent vase figure vase strawberry. Measures: H 42 cm. Condition: see pictures.  
Meissen Autumn and Summer Porcelain Urns

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Meissen Autumn and Summer Porcelain Urns
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Displaying a level of porcelain artistry unlike anything we have ever seen before, this spectacular pair of Meissen urns truly epitomizes the majesty of Meissen. Standing over four feet...
Meissen Model of a "Gaulker Adler"

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Meissen Model of a "Gaulker Adler"
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Sculptures
Porcelain
A Meissen model of a "Gaukler Adler" first modelled by Paul Walther in 1906.
Fine Meissen Porcelain Antique Tea and Coffee Set

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Fine Meissen Porcelain Antique Tea and Coffee Set
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Early 19th Century German Victorian Tea Sets
Porcelain, Velvet
Comprising one tray, one teapot, one coffee pot, one hot water jug, two coffee cups and saucers, two tea cups and saucers and one sugar bowl and cover, with underglaze blue sword marks ...
Meissen Blue Onion Fish Platter, Vintage with Their Classic Blue and White Motif
Meissen Blue Onion Fish Platter, Vintage with Thei...
Meissen Porcelain
Vintage 1930s German Platters and Serveware
Porcelain
Another piece in Meissen's Blue Onion pattern. A large oval platter, produced to serve a whole fish, but would also make a great platter for just about anything. This piece is in great ...
Pair of Large Antique Meissen Porcelain Topographical Footed Bowls or Tazzas

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Pair of Large Antique Meissen Porcelain Topographi...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Neoclassical Bowls and Baskets
Porcelain
A rare and wonderful pair of antique Meissen porcelain topographical tzars or footed bowls. Each bowl has a central hand-painted scene, a wide band of gilding to the rim, and beading...
Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain Candelabra

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Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain Candelabra
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
A very good quality pair of 19th century, German Meissen white porcelain four branch candelabra. Each having gilded highlights to the leaf and floral decoration.
Exceptional Meissen Porcelain Plaque of 'The Ascension of Christ'

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Exceptional Meissen Porcelain Plaque of 'The Ascen...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Arts and Crafts Porcelain
Porcelain
After Anton Raphael Mengs, German, 1728-1779. Blue crossed sword mark; scratch mark 1130 on reverse. After the original 'The Ascension of Christ' altarpiece in Dresden Cathedral, by...
Pair of Rococo Style German Meissen Porcelain Candelabra

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Pair of Rococo Style German Meissen Porcelain Cand...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Candle Holders
Porcelain
Rococo style detailing - including semi-nude figures, animals, urns and floral motifs - abound in this wonderful, flamboyant pair of Meissen Porcelain candelabra. Each candelabrum has t...
Meissen Plates Vintage Reticulated Edge Multicolor...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Other Porcelain
Porcelain
Set of eight decorative Meissen plates, each of them with reticulated edge. Manufactory: Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1860-1880. Material: white porcelain , glossy fin...
Meissen Painted Dual Lidded Rococo Box Relief Deco...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 1750s German Rococo Porcelain
Brass, Porcelain
Meissen Gorgeous Dual Lidded Rococo Box with Multicolored Paintings and Decorations of Relief Type. The box is edged by brass mountings. height: 6.0 cm (= 2.36 inches) width: ...
Pair of Meissen Schneeballen and Intricately Ormolu-Mounted Potpourri Vases

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Pair of Meissen Schneeballen and Intricately Ormol...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain, Ormolu
A very unusual and rare pair of Meissen Schneeballen and intricately ormolu mounted potpourri vases with covers. The vases are supported by finely detailed dragons with accompanying fac...
Meissen porcelain, an important life-Size seated monkey figure by J. J. Kandler
Meissen porcelain, an important life-Size seated m...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Revival Porcelain
Porcelain
An important Meissen porcelain life-size seated monkey figure by J. J. Kandler with markings from the Rockefeller collection. Cobalt blue crossed swords mark inside the bottom of the tr...
18th Century Meissen Porcelain Group of Venus and Cupid

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18th Century Meissen Porcelain Group of Venus and ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-18th Century German Arts and Crafts Sculptures
Porcelain
Venus's robe decorated with gilt flowers, Cupid with a green cloak and gilt wings, the rocky base applied with leaves and flowers, the underside with faded underglaze blue crossed sword...
19th Century Meissen Table Mirror

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19th Century Meissen Table Mirror
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Table Mirrors
Porcelain
An antique oval Meissen table mirror crested with two cherubs and a garland, with beveled mirror, the frame hand-painted with fruit and applied leaves and flowers, with strut panel, ful...
19th Century Porcelain Four Seasons Clock by Meissen

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19th Century Porcelain Four Seasons Clock by Meiss...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Clocks
Porcelain
This ornate Meissen porcelain mantel pendulum clock showcases the company's mastery of allegorical themes with its striking depiction of the Four Seasons. Winter is enveloped in a warm ...
Meissen Figurine "Faun on Goat"

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Meissen Figurine "Faun on Goat"
Meissen Porcelain
Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Collectibles and Curiosities
Porcelain
Meissen figurine "Faun on goat" measure: height 15cm.
Antique Meissen Porcelain Topographical Royal Jagdschloss Moritzburg Coffee Cup

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Topographical Royal Jagd...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
A rare, antique topographical Meissen porcelain coffee cup. The central finely hand-painted scene depicts the Royal Hunting Lodge at Moritzburg (Königliche Jagdschloss Moritzburg). ...
Large Antique Meissen Marcolini Period Blue Onion Pattern Porcelain Charger

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Large Antique Meissen Marcolini Period Blue Onion ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 18th Century German Platters and Serveware
Porcelain
A fine and rare Meissen porcelain Blue Onion or 'Zwiebelmuster' porcelain charger. The charger dates to Marcolini Period of Meissen porcelain production, which spanned from the late ...
Meissen Square Porcelain Serving Platter

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Meissen Square Porcelain Serving Platter
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-18th Century German Platters and Serveware
Porcelain
Meissen square serving platter Made in Germany. Maker's marks on underside.
Count Bruhl's Tailor on a Goat Porcelain Figure by Meissen

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Count Bruhl's Tailor on a Goat Porcelain Figure by...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Other Sculptures
Porcelain
One of Meissen’s more curious pieces, this delightful porcelain statue is entitled “Count Brühl’s Tailor on a Goat,” and is considered by most experts to be one of Meissen's greatest wo...
Antique Topographical Meissen Porcelain Shoe with Dresden Palace & Gardens Scene

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Antique Topographical Meissen Porcelain Shoe with ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Rococo Desk Accessories
Porcelain
A fine and rare Meissen 'Pantoffel' or Slipper paperweight with a topographical scene. The hand-painted cartouche depicts the Royal Palace and Great Gardens at Dresden and is surroun...
Pair of Antique Meissen Porcelain Models of Bolognese Terriers

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Pair of Antique Meissen Porcelain Models of Bologn...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Sculptures
Porcelain
One dog with black and white fur, the other brown and white fur, both with relief moulding to the body, the bases marked in underglaze blue with inscribed marks of Meissen. These cha...
Meissen Group, Four Children Representing 'The Arts', circa 1755

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Meissen Group, Four Children Representing 'The Art...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-18th Century French Ceramics
Meissen group of children, representing 'The Arts', with a Mathematician writing numbers in a book and inkwell and sander to his side, an artist with brush and canvas, a writer with sea...
Meissen Porcelain of a Man on a Goat

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Meissen Porcelain of a Man on a Goat
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Sculptures
Meissen Porcelain of a merry man on a goat.
Set of Six Tea Cups and Saucers

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Set of Six Tea Cups and Saucers
Meissen Porcelain
20th Century Tea Sets
Porcelain
European, 20th century. A delightful set of six oversized tea cups and saucers. Various makes including Meissen. Measures: Tea cups between 12cm and 14cm. Saucers between 18cm an...
Two Vintage Meissen Porcelain Blue Onion Shoe or Slipper Form Paperweights

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Two Vintage Meissen Porcelain Blue Onion Shoe or S...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
A group of two small, vintage Meissen blue onion (or Zwiebelmuster) pattern figural paperweights. These paperweights are an iconic Meissen form in the shape of a traditional slipper ...
Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Crinoline Lovers Entitled "The Kiss"

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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Crinoline Lo...
Meissen Porcelain, J.J. Kändler
Antique Late 19th Century German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
A fine antique Meissen porcelain figurine of Crinoline lovers. Entitled "The Kiss", this group was originally modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler in the 1740s. It depicts lovers p...
Four Meissen Porcelain Blue Onion Zwiebelmuster Knife Rests

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Four Meissen Porcelain Blue Onion Zwiebelmuster Kn...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
A good group of four Meissen porcelain blue onion pattern (Zwiebelmuster) knife rests. The sides bear a blue underglaze crossed swords factory mark. Measure: Length ca. 4 in.  ...
Large Antique Art Nouveau Period Cobalt Blue Meissen Porcelain Vase, circa 1900

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Large Antique Art Nouveau Period Cobalt Blue Meiss...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
A fine Meissen porcelain vase with a cobalt blue ground, floral spray in a central cartouche, and gilding throughout. The vase has an elegant, Art Nouveau form with a long, tapered ...
Vintage Meissen Porcelain Blue Onion Pattern Shoe or Slipper Paperweight

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Vintage Meissen Porcelain Blue Onion Pattern Shoe ...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Desk Accessories
Porcelain
A good, vintage Meissen Blue Onion (or Zwiebelmuster) pattern figural paperweight. The paperweight is an iconic Meissen form in the shape of a traditional slipper (Pantoffel) or shoe...
Pair of Meissen Yellow Ground Jardinieres Cachpots, 19th-20th Century

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Pair of Meissen Yellow Ground Jardinieres Cachpots...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
A pair of Meissen yellow ground Jardinieres decorated with chinoiserie figure scenes and twist-branch handles, blue crossed swords dot mark.
19th Century Meissen Porcelain

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19th Century Meissen Porcelain
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen Porcelain figural courting group, Germany, late 19th century, polychrome enameled and gilded model with three figures, a maiden with suitor, another maiden grieving by her side....
Set of Six Meissen Porcelain Tea Cup Saucer & Plate Trios with Different Flowers

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Set of Six Meissen Porcelain Tea Cup Saucer & Plat...
Meissen Porcelain
Mid-20th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
A group of six Meissen porcelain tea cup, saucer and plate trios decorated with a matching floral spray on each piece of the trio. It is rare to find these matching trios complete (and...
19th Century Meissen Porcelain Group of Blind Man's Buff

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19th Century Meissen Porcelain Group of Blind Man'...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Sculptures
Porcelain
A good quality 19th century Meissen Porcelain group of three cherubs playing blind man’s buff. One blind folded, one seated on a chair the other reading on the floor. Signed on the und...
18th Century Meissen Porcelain Cup, Marcolini Period

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18th Century Meissen Porcelain Cup, Marcolini Peri...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 18th Century German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen Porcelain cup. Marcolini period. Provenance: Meissen, Germany. Period: Late 18th century. Medium: Porcelain. Dimensions: height (cup) 8 cm, Ø (saucer) 13 cm. Condition: Goo...
Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Bacchic Boy with a Leopard

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Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Bacchic Boy with a L...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 18th Century German Louis XV Sculptures
Porcelain
The boy feeding the recumbent leopard grapes, wearing a vine wreath and a purple cloak painted with flowers, the base modelled with gilt-edged scroll work. Crossed swords mark in under...
Large Antique German Polychrome Porcelain Mirror by Meissen

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Large Antique German Polychrome Porcelain Mirror b...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Belle Époque Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirro...
Porcelain, Mirror
This awe-inspiring mirror features an exceptional frame crafted in Meissen porcelain and exceptionally decorated with colorful flowers, birds, butterflies, insects, putti, leaves and fo...
19th Century Meissen Group

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19th Century Meissen Group
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century French Sculptures
Porcelain
Antique Meissen German porcelain group sculpture titled the "Capture of an Infant Triton". Depicts two nymphs and a cherub holding a net filled with fish and a struggling baby Triton ho...
Ming Dragon Vintage Porcelain Lidded Bowl / Box by Meissen

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Ming Dragon Vintage Porcelain Lidded Bowl / Box by...
Meissen Porcelain
Mid-20th Century German Boxes
Porcelain
An original vintage Meissen porcelain lidded bowl / box, finely hand-decorated in the "Ming Dragon" pattern (first produced in 1740 and still in production; this example probably dates ...
Antique 18th Century Marcolini Period Meissen Porcelain Chocolate Pot

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Antique 18th Century Marcolini Period Meissen Porc...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 18th Century German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
A good marcolini period Meissen Porcelain chocolate pot. This rare chocolate pot is decorated in an Indian flower variant in purple, green, yellow and blue and retains a period woode...
18th Century Antique Meissen Porcelain Green Watteau Tea Pot

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18th Century Antique Meissen Porcelain Green Watte...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 18th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen scenic porcelain tea pot. Measures 7 3/4" width. Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York Important European Porcelain sale, March 8, 1979 lot 150. The Milburn Collection...
Pair of Signed Meissen Lemon Yellow Hand-Painted Botanical Vases

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Pair of Signed Meissen Lemon Yellow Hand-Painted B...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
This lovely pair of signed Meissen vases are beautifully painted on both front and back with Dutch floral bouquets. The crisp white background with vibrant yellow, provides contrast to ...
Pair of Meissen Hand-Painted and Gilt Draped Garland Porcelain Sculpture Plinths
Pair of Meissen Hand-Painted and Gilt Draped Garla...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Classical Greek Porcelain
Porcelain
Pair of German porcelain round sculpture plinths/bases feature hand-painted and gilt draped garland decoration, en verso blue crossed sword mark and "1715", 19th century Meaures: 5" ...
Pair of 19th Century Meissen Vases

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Pair of 19th Century Meissen Vases
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
A good quality pair of 19th century Meissen porcelain vases. Each having gilded scrolling decoration with inset painted panels depicting harbour scenes. Blue crossed swords to base.
Meissen Rococo Large Oval Reticulated Basket Bowl ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Mid-18th Century German Rococo Porcelain
Porcelain
Meissen Rococo large oval reticulated basket bowl with flowers Dating: Rococo period, 18th century, made circa 1763-1773 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish Technique: porcela...
Large Pair of 20th Century Meissen Vases with Polychrome Decor, Germany
Large Pair of 20th Century Meissen Vases with Poly...
Meissen Porcelain
20th Century German Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Very nice pair of porcelain vases, signed Meissen. Polychrome decor with figurines. Gilt, white and blue vase. Mint condition. No damage at all. Made circa 1960 in Germany. ...
Meissen Porcelain Figural Group Emblematic of the Visual Sense

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Meissen Porcelain Figural Group Emblematic of the ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 18th Century German Louis XVI Porcelain
Porcelain
The seated lady in the Rococo fashion at her dressing table looking into a mirror, with under glazed blue crossed sword mark.
19th Century Meissen Porcelain Augustus Rex Cup and Saucer Butterflies & Birds

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19th Century Meissen Porcelain Augustus Rex Cup an...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
19th century Meissen porcelain Augustus Rex cup and saucer landscape scene. Animal decor of butterflies and birds. Measures: Length of saucer 12.5 cm width 10.7 cm Diameter of cup 6....
19th Century Porcelain Box with Fighting Scene by Meissen

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19th Century Porcelain Box with Fighting Scene by ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Neoclassical Boxes
Porcelain
Incredible hand-painted bas-relief scenes cover this magnificent Meissen Porcelain casket. Displaying a furious battle, bathers and torture, all witnessed, and possibly influenced, by h...
Meissen Two-Light Candelabra

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Meissen Two-Light Candelabra
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Rococo Candle Holders
Porcelain
This outstanding pair of two-light Meissen candelabra is inspired by Greek mythology. Crafted with the exquisite detail for which Meissen is renowned, the lights depict Hebe and Ganymed...
Meissen Porcelain Biedermeier Cup and Saucer with Swan Handle, circa 1820

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Meissen Porcelain Biedermeier Cup and Saucer with ...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Early 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
19th century Meissen Porcelain Biedermeier cup and saucer with swan handle, circa 1820 Landscape scene. Cup diameter 6.9 cm, height 7.3 cm (measured with handle) Saucer diameter 14 c...
18th Century Meissen Porcelain Swan Service Plate

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18th Century Meissen Porcelain Swan Service Plate
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 18th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein, 1737-1741. Relief decor with swans and herons in the water on shell ribs. Colored painting with Indian scattered flower...
Large Meissen Porcelain Model of a Cockatoo

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Large Meissen Porcelain Model of a Cockatoo
Meissen Porcelain
Antique Late 19th Century German Belle Époque Sculptures
Porcelain
Perched from a naturalistic tree stump base applied with foliage, with orange glaze to the back of its head, with blue crossed sword marks to underside and incised 1778 and with pressnu...
Six Celeste Blue Antique Custom Meissen Plates, Hand Enamel and Very Decorative
Six Celeste Blue Antique Custom Meissen Plates, Ha...
Meissen Porcelain
Vintage 1910s German Dinner Plates
Gold, Enamel, Porcelain
We love the pretty blue of these plates and the wonderful attention to detail of the hand enamelling and gilt work on this set of custom antique plates. Produced through the storied Ger...
18th Century Meissen Ornithological Charger

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18th Century Meissen Ornithological Charger
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 18th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
18th century Meissen ornithological charger, decorated with two exotic birds seated on a tree stump surrounded by scattered insects, a moulded neu-ozier border to the gilt-edged wavy r...
Meissen Marcolini Reticulated Porcelain Covered Box

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Meissen Marcolini Reticulated Porcelain Covered Bo...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
19th century. Marked with crossed swords and a dot in under glaze blue. The square box reticulated in a trellis pattern, the hinged lid and facing side with a solid cartouche painted wi...
Early 20th Century Meissen Porcelain Oval Dish Cobalt and Gilt

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Early 20th Century Meissen Porcelain Oval Dish Cob...
Meissen Porcelain
Early 20th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
Early 20th century Meissen porcelain oval dish cobalt and gilt Marked on base.
Meissen Dinner Plates Set Service for 12 Gilt White Golden Baroque Pattern

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Meissen Dinner Plates Set Service for 12 Gilt Whit...
Meissen Porcelain
Late 20th Century German Organic Modern Porcelain
This elegant Meissen set displays a perfect balance of simplicity and adornment. The crisp white porcelain is offset by thin gold bands contouring the lobed form. Rims feature acanthus ...
Ormolu-Mounted Meissen Style Porcelain Table Fountain

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Ormolu-Mounted Meissen Style Porcelain Table Fount...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Louis XV Sculptures
Ormolu, Porcelain
The blue porcelain vase surrounded by flowers with a male bust fountain tap element, above two white swans and set on a Louis XV style ormolu base.
19th Century Meissen Porcelain Red Indian Painting Dessert 34 Piece Set

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19th Century Meissen Porcelain Red Indian Painting...
Meissen Porcelain
Antique 19th Century German Porcelain
Porcelain
German Meissen porcelain dessert service in the Red Indian Painting pattern. Set has Neuer Ausschnitt shaped rims accented with gold highlights. The coffee pot lid has a stylized rose k...