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Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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 chinoiserie. 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 were popular in their day, and are still considered among 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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Creator: Meissen Porcelain
Colourful Meissen Parrot Modelled Perched on a Tree Stump
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A naturalistically modelled Meissen parrot with wonderfully colourful plumage perched on a tree stump, circa 1890. Batch 71 61576. DUSYN.
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Large Meissen Figurine, 'the Painting', by Johann Christian Hirt, Ca 1885
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely decorative full plastic depiction of a young beauty in classical style, with a bare breast, covering the bare abdomen with a large cloth held together with a shoulder strap...
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1880s German Classical Roman Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine, Baby Child with Picture Book, by Konrad Hentschel
By Julius Konrad Hentschel, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Nouveau Meissen porcelain figure from the time the model was created: Baby in a dress with legs outstretched sitting on the floor and looking at a picture book. Modeling of the...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Late 19th Century Meissen Parrot
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A wonderfully colourful late 19th century Meissen porcelain model of a parrot perched on a cherry tree. Signed with Blue crossed swords to the base. Batch 71 61574 LHYN.
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Nodder
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New Orleans, LA
Crafted by the legendary Meissen, this charming porcelain nodder takes the form of an Asian woman in vividly hued garments. The perfectly balanced design includes hidden springs on t...
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19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Children Group 'Girl With Child', T. Eichler, Meissen Germany, 1905
By Theodor Eichler, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain group: Two girls in clothing of circa 1900, the elder with hair pinned up in a bun in a blue fringed white dress with a yellow petticoat...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Children Group 'Girl with Child', A. Koenig, Meissen Germany, c 1905
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain group: Girl and child in clothes from around 1900, the girl in a blue, polka-dot long-sleeved dress with a white apron kneeling on the f...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Group 'Chlildren With Picture Book', Frieda Strauss, Meissen Germany
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain group: A boy in a sailor suit sitting on the floor with outstretched legs, a large picture book on his lap, next to him, head to head, a ...
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1910s German Art Nouveau Vintage Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Large Meissen Porcelain Group of Lovers Kissing in the Ocean on a Rock
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A Large Meissen Porcelain group of lovers kissing in the Ocean on a Rock. This piece is truly spectacular in both quality and size. The pair of lovers are seen perched a top a large ...
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1870s German Aesthetic Movement Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Group 'Boy With Dog', by Erich Hoesel, Meissen Germany, ca 1910
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain group: A boy in a striped school suit with a white cap and a school bag clutches his candy cone with both arms and tries to fend off the big d...
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1910s German Art Nouveau Vintage Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Children Group 'Two Girls', by A. Koenig, Meissen Germany, ca 1912
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Extremely rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain group: Two barefoot girls in summer clothes, the older one in a striped skirt and white and blue long-sleeved bodice, her hair pinned up...
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1910s German Art Nouveau Vintage Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Group 'Girl With Goat', by Erich Hoesel, Meissen Germany, ca 1910
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare Meissen Art Nouveau porcelain group: Girl in a striped dress with polka dots and a white blouse holding a bouquet of flowers in both hands above her head and fending off a ...
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1910s German Art Nouveau Vintage Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Bird Figure, European Roller On A Trunk, by J.J. Kaendler, Germany, 20th
By Johann Joachim Kaendler, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very elaborate and lovingly designed group of animal figures: European roller leaning forward, also known as almond crow in German-speaking countries, sitting on a tree trunk with o...
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Early 20th Century German Baroque Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Cubist French Horn Musician Figurine by Peter Strang
By Peter Strang, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine vintage Meissen porcelain figurine. By Peter Strang. Strang was born in Dresden in 1935 and received a degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden in 1960....
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20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Female Golfer Figurine by Peter Strang
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Meissen porcelain figurine or miniature. By Peter Strang. Strang was born in Dresden in 1935 and received a degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden in ...
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20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair 19th Century Rococo Style Meissen Porcelain Parrot and Flower Lidded Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
An incredible pair of 19th century Rococo Style Meissen Porcelain parrot and flower encrusted lidded vases. Each is absolutely stunning with a variety of hand-painted and encrusted f...
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19th Century German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Mid-Century German Meissen Hand Painted Blue & White Porcelain Jardinière
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Dallas, TX
This large antique planter was crafted by Meissen in Germany circa 1960. Oblong in shape, the blue and white faience jardinière is dressed with hefty blue handles and features hand-p...
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Mid-20th Century French Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Antique Meissen Porcelain Cherub Motto Figurine "Je decouvre tout" Model F13
By Michel Victor Acier 1, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique porcelain Cupid figurine. By Meissen. Model no. F13 from the Cupid Motto Series. Entitled "Je decouvre tout". Originally designed by Michael Acier in 177...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Massive J.J. Kaendler, 1830’s Meissen Schneeballen Porcelain Lidded Urn
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Atlanta, GA
Meissen (German), after J. J. Kaendler, large snowball porcelain lidded urn, circa 1814-1860, having a large parrot finial standing on an extended stem, snowball blossoms with blue e...
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Early 19th Century Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Enamel

Animal Group, Two Fennec Foxes, by Otto Pilz, Meissen Germany, ca 1907
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Lifelike depiction of two side by side sitting fennec foxes with the characteristic large ears, the smallest of all wild dogs and native to the sandy deserts of North Africa. On a w...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair of Large Meissen Models of Parrots, circa 1986 and 1988
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in London, GB
Pair of large Meissen models of parrots, circa 1986 and 1988 German, 20th century Measures: Height 42/43cm, width 17cm, depth 21cm Each naturalistically modelled and coloured, a...
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Late 20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Hand Painted Meissen Porcelain Chinoiserie Figure
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Meissen porcelain figure chinoiserie style on wood base. The hand painted figures one holding a bird cage with the Meissen blue under glaze mark. The wood stand added later is incl...
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Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Set of Two Meissen Sculptures
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of two Meissen sculptures.
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Early 1900s Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Bust of a Child
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Meissen Porcelain modeled as a bust of a young child wearing a floral decorated cap, wearing open shirt with floral embellished sash. Late 19th century Crossed swords in ...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th C. Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Sultana Riding an Elephant with a Crown
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
An Elaborate 19th century Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Sultana Riding an Elephant. After the model by P.J. Reinicke and J.J. Kändler, the Sultana sitting on the elephants back and h...
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1860s German Louis XVI Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

18th-19th Century Porcelain Soup Signed Meissen
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Napoli, IT
Important porcelain soup tureen with polychrome decoration of flowers and gilt highlights, the handle of the seed lid, the handles with Egyptian busts and laurel festoons. Maissen Di...
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Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Revelry Groups
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New Orleans, LA
This charming pair of Meissen porcelain figures celebrates the essence of Revelry. First modeled by the renowned Johann Joachim Kändler on bases by Peter Reinicke, circa 1767, these ...
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Late 19th Century French Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair of Important Porcelain Vases with Female Heads by Augustus Rex for Meissen
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This pair of important and very beautiful vases is made of ceramic with 2 female faces and beautiful and fine decors. These vases were made for Meissen manufacture by Augustus Rex (a...
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1850s French Romantic Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Gilt and Painted Porcelain Tray
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Norwood, NJ
Two handled Meissen heavily gilded charger or tray with pink rose painted flower in center and raised gold flower and leaf decoration on interior panels as well as rim and handles. C...
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Early 20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Gold

Meissen Porcelain Winter and Spring Figural Group
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New Orleans, LA
Entitled Winter and Spring this Meissen Porcelain figural group features a cloaked putto staying warm by a fire (Winter) and another gathering flowers (Spring). Part of the company's...
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Late 19th Century German Other Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine of Cupid Holding an Arrow & Flaming Heart
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique figurine was made by the renowned Meissen factory of Germany is approximately 1850 in the period Dresden style. The figurine is done in early paste porcelain and depicts...
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Mid-19th Century German Romantic Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Germany JJ Kaendler 19Century
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meissen Porcelain Germany JJ Kaendler Origin Germany Circa 1850 Design by J.J. Kaendler Porcelain material. hand made and painted rococo style Very good conditions. Natural wear...
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1850s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair Meissen Pate Sur Pate Vases, 19th Century
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality pair of late 19th Century Meissen porcelain Pate sur pate lidded vases, each in a Cobalt blue ground, with gilded boarders and various cherubs playing musical instrume...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair of Large Meissen Porcelain Models of Magpies
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in London, GB
Pair of large Meissen porcelain models of magpies German, Late 19th Century Measures: Height 53cm, width 14cm, depth 13cm These wonderful porcelain Animalia pieces were made by ...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine of a Child Playing a Lute
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique figurine was made by the renowned Meissen factory of Germany in approximately 1850 in their period Dresden romantic style. The figurine is composed of their paste porcel...
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Mid-19th Century German Romantic Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Large Antique Meissen Porcelain Standing Deer Figurine or Sculpture
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This large antique figurine was made by the renowned Meissen factory of Germany in approximately 1880 in the period realistic style. The figurine or sculpture is composed of porcelai...
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Late 19th Century German Victorian Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair 19th Century Meissen Porcelain Chinoiserie Style of Nodding Pagoda Figures
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A large rare pair of 19th century Meissen Chinoiserie style Nodding Pagoda Figures with Movable Head, Hand and Tongue, known as a "Nodder'. This Unusual and Highly Detailed Novelty s...
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1850s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

A 19th Century Meissen Porcelain 'Elements' Ewer Emblematic of Air
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A 19th century Meissen porcelain 'Elements' ewer emblematic of air. Blue crossed swords mark. The present ewer, representing water, is after the set modelled by Johann Joachim Ka¨ndl...
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1880s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Porcelain Meissen Cockatoo
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Lisboa, PT
Porcelain Meissen cockatoo from 18th century.
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18th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Early Meissen Rococo Group 'The Loving Mother' by Acier & Schönheit C 1830
By Michel Victor Acier 1, Johann Carl Schoenheit, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Exceptional Meissen porcelain genre group: Young mother sitting on a magnificent Louis XVI style armchair, her left foot on a low stool, the youngest child on her lap, a girl in an ...
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Early 19th Century German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th Century Meissen Porcelain 'Elements' Ewer Emblematic of Water
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A 19th century Meissen porcelain 'Elements' ewer emblematic of water. Blue crossed swords mark. The present ewer, representing water, is after the set modelled by Johann Joachim Ka¨n...
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1870s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Art Nouveau Figurine, Baby Child with Picture Book, by Konrad Hentschel
By Julius Konrad Hentschel, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Nouveau Meissen porcelain figure from the time the model was created: Baby in a dress with legs outstretched sitting on the floor and looking at a picture book. Modeling of the...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Allegorical Group 'Cupid In Distress', by C.G. Juechtzer, Meissen Germany, 1860
By Christian Gottfried Juechtzer, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very delicate Meissen porcelain group of the 19th century: The Roman goddess of love, Venus, is sitting on a bench and clipping the wings of Cupid, who is lying on his stomach on he...
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Mid-19th Century German Baroque Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Classical Boy Holding Flowers
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very fine and scarce antique German porcelain classical figure of a boy holding flowers by world renowned porcelain makers Meissen and dating from the 19th century. The figure stan...
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1850s German Victorian Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Early Meissen Cherub Group Allegory Summer & Autumn, by J.J. Kaendler, C 1750
By Johann Joachim Kaendler, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen Porcelain Group From The Time Of Origin: Two naked cupids and a ram on a rocaille rock, depicting the seasons of summer and autumn: Summer bedded on a bundle of ears of cor...
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1760s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Early Meissen Round Group of Gardener Children, by J.J. Kaendler, 1763-1774
By Johann Joachim Kaendler, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen porcelain group from the time of origin: Four children in festive, rural rococo clothing on a three-part rocaille base: on the central raised pedestal a girl with a basket o...
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1760s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Summer and Fall Figural Group
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New Orleans, LA
This beautiful Meissen Porcelain figure entitled Summer and Fall is part of the company's beloved Seasons series. The putti rest upon a rocaille-formed base holding representations o...
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Late 19th Century German Other Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Very Large Pair of 19th Century Meissen Day and Night Figures
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A magnificent pair of very large Meissen putti representing Day & Night by Heinrich Schwabe. Each figure wrapped in a cloth, float above the earth's atmosphere. Day in a bright pink...
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1870s German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Antique Meissen Covered Pot or Jar with Flower Handle & Hand-Painted Fruits
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique covered jar or pot was made by the well known Meissen factory of Germany in approximately 1750 in the period Louis XV style. This lidded jar is made of porcelain with br...
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Late 18th Century German Louis XV Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Vintage Meissen Porcelain Golfer or Golfing Figurine by Peter Strang
By Meissen Porcelain, Peter Strang
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Meissen porcelain miniature or figurine. By Peter Strang. Strang was born in Dresden in 1935 and received a degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden in ...
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20th Century German Modern Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th C Meissen Porcelain Allegorical Group of Three Putti with Musical Motifs
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A Beautiful 19th century Meissen Porcelain allegorical grouping of three putti with musical Motifs. One putti is seen with a trumpet in his hand, the other putti is seen playing a ly...
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1870s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Group 'Sleigh Ride with the Court Jesters', by J.J. Kaendler, ca 1900
By Meissen Porcelain, Johann Joachim Kaendler
Located in Vienna, AT
Extraordinary group of the dresden carnival sleigh ride: On an elongated snow plinth a horse with a bell cover is rearing. Behind it on the white sledge, the court jester Froehlich ...
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Early 1900s German Baroque Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Large Meissen Animal Figure, Toucan with Fruit in Beak, by Paul Walther, 20th C
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Highly decorative depiction of a life-size peppereater with its head turned backwards and a fruit in its beak, clinging to a leafy plant. Painted with strong color accents, on a tre...
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Late 20th Century German Art Deco Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Germany Hand Painted Porcelain Figure of a Magpie, circa 1880
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Gardena, CA
Meissen Germany Hand Painted Porcelain Figure of a Magpie, circa 1880 Porcelain figure depicts a magpie, tail up and mouth open, perched on a branch. Meissen crossed swords mark to t...
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19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Commedia Dell' Arte Group 'Harlequin & Columbina', by Kaendler, ca 1860
By Meissen Porcelain, Johann Joachim Kaendler
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare 19th century Meissen porcelain group: Harlequin and Columbine seated side by side on a rock and teasing each other: Harlequin in brown playing card patterned jacket, pink ...
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1860s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Cobalt Ground Pâte-sur-pâte Figural Vase, Attributed to Leuteritz
By Meissen Porcelain, Ernst August Leuteritz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Meissen Cobalt Ground Pâte-sur-pâte Figural Vase, attributed to Leuteritz Germany, second quarter 19th century We are pleased to offer an extraordinary opportunity to acquire on...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th Century Meissen Figurine of a Lady Gardener
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th Century Meissen figurine of a lady gardener Germany, Circa 1890s. Of typical form depicting the standing maiden in period dress holding a garland of flowers. Good Antique co...
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Late 19th Century German Neoclassical Antique Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair Meissen Porcelain Pug Dog Figures With Pup After J.J.Kaendler
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A beautiful pair of heavy Meissen porcelain figures of Pug Dogs with gilt bell collars on blue ribbons.The larger Pug with attached pup. Exquisitely hand-painted with realistic tone...
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20th Century Regency Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs is a Meissen porcelain decorative object available for sale. These distinct pieces of porcelain are frequently made of and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Meissen porcelain decorative objects, there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. 198 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original Meissen Porcelain decorative objects were created in Europe during the 19th century in the Rococo style. Many customers also consider decorative objects by Johann Joachim Kändler, Dresden Porcelain and Christian Gottfried Juechtzer if you are looking for additional options. Prices for decorative objects made of Meissen porcelain can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$43 and tops out at US$198,260, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,015 on average.
Questions About Meissen Porcelain Decorative Objects
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To spot a fake Meissen, first, check the maker’s mark, generally found on the bottom of the porcelain. Meissen used a simple mark, so if you spot one that appears too embellished, it may be a fake. Shop a collection of properly vetted Meissen porcelain from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.

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