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Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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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
Pair of Meissen Porcelain Ivy or Grapeleaf Pattern Trumpet Flower Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine pair of antique porcelain flower vases. By the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. In the Ivy or Grapeleaf pattern. With bands of green vines around the circumference and the to...
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20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Antique Pair German Meissen Blanc de Chine Porcelain Centerpieces Putti Cherubs
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning Example of a pair of German Meissen Blanc de chine Porcelain Centerpieces each modelled as decorative oval baskets been driven by walking cherubs. Late Nineteenth Century. ...
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19th Century German Late Victorian Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Ormolu

Museal Early Asian Lidded Tureen With Présentoir, Meissen Germany 1740-1780
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very exceptional, museal three-part object of the 18th century: Lidded vessel on a six-sided base, widening towards the top and slightly domed at the bottom, on a stepped, low slopin...
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Mid-18th Century German Chinoiserie Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain, Ceramic

Pair Of Meissen Splendid Lidded Vases 'Potpourri With Cupids', Kaendler, Ca 1870
By Johann Joachim Kaendler, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Baluster-shaped vase body on a stepped, round base with a pierced lid, lavishly decorated with sculpted and colourfully painted flowers, leaves, fruit and rocailles, as well as two c...
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Mid-19th Century German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Snake Handle Vase With Soft Flower Painting, by Leuteritz, c 1865 H:48cm
By Meissen Porcelain, Ernst August Leuteritz
Located in Vienna, AT
Very large double snake-handled vase in baluster form on a mounted funnel-shaped base, the handles raised at the sides in the form of coiled pairs of snakes, white ground, the front ...
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1860s German Baroque Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of Luneville Faience Wall Décor Vases from 1900
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in LA FERTÉ-SOUS-JOUARRE, FR
A stunning set of two wall-mounted flower holders in fine Lunéville faience. These two graceful vases are shaped like cones and adorned with characteristic flower bouquets commonly f...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Faience

Antique German Meissen Dresden Porcelain Snake Handle Mantel Urn Vase 12"
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Dayton, OH
"Meissen porcelain or Meissen china was the first European hard-paste porcelain. Early experiments were done in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that Octob...
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20th Century Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Antique Meissen Porcelain Miniature Vase Handpainted Onion Pattern with Gold
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
This antique miniature vase from Meissen is a remarkable example of fine porcelain craftsmanship. Crafted from pristine white porcelain, it f...
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1910s German Art Nouveau Vintage Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Vase mural bouquetière à décor d'ange en barbotine en porcelaine de Meissen
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in LA FERTÉ-SOUS-JOUARRE, FR
Cette magnifique pièce de décoration murale présente un vase d'applique ou bouquetière en porcelaine de Meissen. Deux charmants chérubins tiennent des bouquets de fleurs délicates dans leurs mains, ajoutant une touche angélique à l'ensemble. Ils sont assis sur un puits en porcelaine blanche, sur lequel des fleurs grimpent élégamment, créant un tableau d'une grande beauté. Ces deux anges aux cheveux blonds sont d'une grande finesse et leur niveau de détail est tout simplement remarquable. De plus, les nombreuses caractéristiques minutieuses des fleurs en barbotine ajoutent une dimension artistique supplémentaire à cette pièce. Ce vase mural peut être suspendu aisément grâce à sa anse en porcelaine, offrant une flexibilité d'affichage dans votre intérieur. De plus, il est authentifié par la signature au verso, arborant le symbole distinctif de la manufacture de Meissen, gage de qualité et d'authenticité. Cette œuvre constitue un cadeau exceptionnel à offrir à un être cher à Noël...
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20th Century German Rococo Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

1960s Meissen Porzellan Vase ''Fernsehturm'' von Ludwig Zeppner 'Blanc de Chine'
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Andernach, DE
Original Ateliershandwerk Meissen, der ältesten Porzellanmanufaktur Deutschlands. Entworfen von Ludwig Zeppner für Meissen um 1960. Kosename ist ''Fernsehturm'', der Entwurf ist eine...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Very Large Meissen Handle Vase With Bouquet Paintings & Gold, by Leuteritz, 20th
By Ernst August Leuteritz, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very large handled vase in baluster form in baroque style on mounted funnel-shaped stand with bead ring in relief, raised handles on the sides in the form of curled acanthus twigs, w...
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Early 20th Century German Baroque Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

A Rare Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue Ground Platinum & Gold Floral Painted Vase
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A Highly Important and Rare Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue Ground Vase with Platinum and Gold Hand-Painted Decoration. An exquisite and fine C...
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1860s German Louis XVI Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Massive J.J. Kaendler, Meissen Schneeballen Porcelain Lidded Urn C. 1780
By J.J. Kaendler, Meissen Porcelain
Located in Atlanta, GA
The monumental J.J. Kaendler 1780’s Meissen Schneeballen porcelain lidded urn with bird mounts is an exquisite and rare piece of art that embodies the craftsmanship and beauty of the Meissen porcelain tradition. Standing tall and proud, this urn commands attention with its impressive size and intricate details. The urn is attributed to Johann Joachim Kaendler, a renowned master sculptor and modeler who worked at the Meissen factory during the 18th century. His skill and artistic vision are evident in every aspect of this stunning piece. The porcelain urn is adorned with the distinctive Schneeballen (snowball) motif, characterized by delicate porcelain flowers clustered together in the shape of a ball. Each flower is meticulously handcrafted and painted with great precision and attention to detail. The flowers create a mesmerizing visual effect, resembling a blooming snowball frozen in time. Each Schneeballen motif is accented by grenadiers of wild vines, vivid flowers and just absolutely stunning detail across every inch! Adding to the grandeur of this piece are the exquisite bird mounts that adorn the urn. These bird mounts, also made of porcelain, showcase the mastery of Meissen artisans in creating lifelike and realistic representations of nature. The birds are beautifully modeled, capturing their natural grace and elegance. Their vibrant colors and intricate feathers further enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the urn. The lid of the urn is equally impressive, featuring a finial in the form of a majestic bird in flight. The attention to detail is remarkable, as every feather is meticulously sculpted, giving the impression of movement and capturing the essence of freedom and grace. Standing at an impressive height, this monumental urn becomes a centerpiece wherever it is displayed. Its presence exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a true collector's item and a symbol of luxury. The urn's porcelain construction adds to its allure, as Meissen porcelain is known for its exceptional quality and durability. The smooth and flawless surface of the urn reflects the expertise of Meissen artisans in achieving a perfect finish. The delicate yet sturdy nature of the porcelain ensures that this exquisite piece will stand the test of time, preserving its beauty for generations to come. The color palette used in this urn is a testament to the refined taste and artistic sensibilities of the Meissen craftsmen. Soft pastel hues, vibrant floral tones, and richly detailed bird plumage all come together to create a harmonious and visually captivating composition. The careful application of color adds depth and dimension to the porcelain, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the urn. As a lidded urn, this piece not only serves as a decorative object but also has practical functionality. The lid not only protects the contents within but also adds an additional layer of elegance to the design. The seamless integration of the lid into the overall composition showcases the meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship of the Meissen artisans. The historical significance of this piece cannot be understated. Dating back to the 18th century, it represents a golden era of Meissen porcelain production and the continuation of the artistic traditions established by the Meissen factory in the 1700's. Its rarity and the skill required to create such a masterpiece make it a highly sought-after treasure for collectors and connoisseurs of fine porcelain. In conclusion, the monumental J.J. Kaendler Meissen Schneeballen porcelain lidded urn is a breathtaking work of art. Its impressive size, intricate Schneeballen motif, lifelike bird...
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Late 18th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Enamel

Pair of 19th C Cobalt Blue Meissen Serpent Porcelain Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Pair of 19th C Cobalt Blue Meissen Serpent Vases in the Neo-Classical style. Boldly colored cobalt urns with white intertwined double scrolled serpent handles. Urns sits atop round gilt accented bases. Exceptional quality with Meissen crossed sword...
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Late 19th Century German Neoclassical Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

20th Century Meissen Porcelain Cookie/Ginger Jar
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a 20th century Meissen porcelain cookie/ginger lidded jar. It depicts a barrel shaped jar hand painted white in the background and cobalt blue in the lid and bottom area. Sma...
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20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Große 60 cm Meissen Vase mit Malerei nach Braunsdorf - Jugendstil
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Dresden, DE
MEISSEN Prunkvase Mit Malerei nach Julius Eduard Braunsdorf Form von Ernst August Leuteritz um 1900 Balusterförmige Vase in weiß mit vielen goldstaffierten, klassischen Zierelemen...
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Late 19th Century German Art Nouveau Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of German Meissen Porcelain Cobalt Blue Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vilnius, LT
Pair of antique German Meissen porcelain vases designed by August Leuteritz, decorated with snake handles, cobalt blue color and gold. Meisse...
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Early 20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of Large Pink-Ground Meissen Porcelain Floral Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in London, GB
Pair of large pink-ground Meissen Porcelain floral vases German, Late 19th century Height 48, diameter 31cm Manufactured by the renowned German porcelain manufactory, this imp...
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Late 19th Century German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of Very Large Floral Rococo-style Meissen Potpourri Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in London, GB
Pair of very large floral Rococo-style Meissen potpourri vases German, Late 19th Century Height 89cm, width 44cm, depth 33cm These charming vases were manufactured by Meissen, Europe’s oldest porcelain manufactory. Each feature impressive floral and figurative design representational of the best of German porcelain wares. The pieces are topped by richly ornamented lids. Surmounted by extensively applied three-dimensional flowers and greenery, the designs create the illusion of a real flower bouquet. Below the flower bunch, the porcelain base is revealed. Decorated with rocaille motifs and coloured in pale blue, pink and shining gold, the pierced detailing enables the easy diffusion of potpourri scent. Rococo style genre scenes adorn the baluster-shaped body of each vase. Set in a woodland, the intricate paintings portray figures dressed in typical 18th century garments. On the second vase, a couple is joined by a lady in a reclined position holding a basket full of flowers. A pair of twin pale blue rocaille-shaped handles are mounted on both sides of the vases. Richly decorated with butterflies, roses, carnations and sweet peas, the design is completed with delicate floral composition on the white porcelain ground. Below the handles, a brown-haired winged putto is seen reaching towards the front. The bright blue cloth covering parts of his body stands out against his soft, pale skin. The base of the vases is shaped with further rocaille forms, the detailing highlighted in gilt. A large female figure, in a similar position to the putto, reaches forward holding a basket of flowers. The flower types are identical to the larger mounts on other parts of the vases, demonstrating the makers' exquisite skill to make intricate porcelain details in various forms, shapes and sizes while maintaining their real-life appearance. Both vases stand on porcelain stands, supported on four scrolled feet. Each is decorated with yellow, orange, blue, cream, red and purple flowers. The sides are painted with Rococo style genre scenes and floral bouquets. The pieces are marked with the blue crossed sword mark and incised ‘B.C’. Including both naturalistic and figurative ornaments, these stunning Meissen porcelain potpourri vases...
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Late 19th Century German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Extra Large Meissen Lidded Vase with Green Ming Dragon Decor, 20th Century
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vienna, AT
Very large lidded vase of baluster shape on round stand, indented short cylindrical neck, slightly overhanging hood lid with pointed knob, hand painted polychrome decoration: Large g...
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1970s German Baroque Vintage Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Fabulous Pair of Meissen Porcelain Glass Coolers/Cachepots
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
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 figure...
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Mid-19th Century German Louis XVI Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain, Meissen

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 Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Urn Snake Handles Amphora, Germany
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
An antique Meissen porcelain urn with snake handles amphora, circa early-20th century, Germany. This Meissen urn is hard-paste porcelain, hand painted, fea...
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Early 20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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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, i...
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1880s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of 19th Century Meissen Gold & White Neoclassical Serpent Handled Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of 19th Century Meissen gold & white neoclassical serpent handled vases. Germany, circa 1880s Design attributed to E.A. Leuteritz Hard to find ...
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Late 19th Century German Neoclassical Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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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 Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Snakes Handle Vase, 1st Quality, Cobalt and Gold Painting
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Berlin, DE
Meissen porcelain snakes handle vase. 1st quality. Cobalt and gold painting. Small chip on the socket.
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20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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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,...
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1870s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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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 lidd...
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Late 18th Century German Louis XV Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Bronze

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 Vases and Vessels

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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 extraordi...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of Meissen Vases, c1890s
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1890s, by Meissen, Germany. Perfect in any decor this pair of 19th century Meissen vases feature a timeless neoclassical form adorned with the firm'...
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1890s German Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of Antique 18th / 19th Century Meissen Porcelain Cachepots or Flower Pots
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine pair of antique Meissen cachepots. With baluster form bodies, shell handles, raised shell & cattail decoration to the sides, and handpainted fl...
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Early 19th Century German Baroque Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Cookie Jar
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vilnius, LT
Meissen porcelain cookie jar with lid, hand painted flowers and gold decor.  
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Mid-20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Anfora Meissen Porcelain Material
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Anfora Meissen porcelain material the handles are with snake motif the body is rotatable and has painted floral motifs Origin Germany circa 1900.
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Early 1900s German Neoclassical Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Large Meissen Double Handle Vase w/ Lovers and Floral Panels after Watteau
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A Gorgeous and large Meissen double handle vase with Watteau lovers panel and flower panel scenes. The panels are completed after the works by Jean-Antoine Watteau, the most famous F...
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1890s German Louis XVI Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Cabinet Vase with Applied Fruits and Flowers
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Meissen cabinet vase with applied fruits and flowers, exquisite gourd bottle shape with numerous applied fruits and flowers, and painted with insects. ...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Early 20th Century Vase in White Porcelain by Meissen with Rose Decoration
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Sofia, BG
Tall fine vase in white porcelain with rose decoration by Meissen. Marked at the bottom. Great condition. Germany, circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Incredible 19th Century Meissen Porcelain Covered Urn Emblematic of Autumn
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
An incredible and truly monumental 19th century Meissen Porcelain Covered urn emblematic of autumn. This is one of the most incredible and sp...
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1880s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Large Meissen Figural Centerpiece Candelabra
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large and impressive antique Meissen porcelain figural centerpiece. The six branch candelabra features four figures - a seated lady and a seated ma...
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1890s German Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of Signed Meissen Lemon Yellow Hand-Painted Botanical Vases
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Great Barrington, MA
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 ...
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Early 20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Snakes Handle Vase, 1st Quality, Cobalt and Gold Painting
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Berlin, DE
Meissen Porcelain snakes handle vase. 1st quality. Cobalt and gold painting.  
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20th Century German Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Important Pair of Meissen Porcelain Filigree Vases with Raised Flowers
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A Highly Important pair of Museum Quality Louis XV Period 18th century Meissen Porcelain filigree openwork vases with a medially of flowers and vined leaves. This is truly an excepti...
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1750s German Louis XV Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Three-Vase Garniture with Ormolu Mounts
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in London, GB
Meissen porcelain three-vase garniture with ormolu mounts Porcelain: German, c. 1770 Ormolu: French, 19th century Measures: Large vase: Height 31cm, width 19cm, depth 15cm Smalle...
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Late 18th Century French Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Bronze, Ormolu

Pear Shaped Meissen Vase with Cover and Vines with Flowers and Fruits
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful early 19th century pear shaped Meissen covered vase with raised fruits, vines and flowers. The vase is finely hand painted with pink ...
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1810s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

"Frolicking in the Waves, " Art Deco Porcelain Vase with Nudes by Meissen
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare and lovely, this flaring porcelain vase designed by Rudi Stolle for the famed Meissen Porcelain works depicts a bas relief frieze of nude nymphs...
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1940s German Art Deco Vintage Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Pot-Pourri Vase, Germany, 19th Century
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Meissen porcelain pot-pourri vase, Germany, 19th century.
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Late 19th Century German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of Snake Handled Meissen Urns
By Meissen Porcelain, Ernst August Leuteritz
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Stylish and chic pair of Meissen urns in Classic glazed white porcelain with gold accents. These urns are classical in form and feature entwined snakes as ...
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1870s French Empire Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Antique Painted and Parcel Gilt Porcelain Vase by Meissen
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in London, GB
This beautiful vase was created by the world-famous Meissen porcelain factory. Meissen was established in the early 18th century, making it the first producer of hard-paste porcelain...
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19th Century German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Pair of German Porcelain Vases, Meissen, circa 1745
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
Pair of German porcelain vases, Meissen, circa 1745.
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Mid-18th Century German Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Pate Sur Pate Vase of a Neoclassical Maiden Seated on Centaur
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A 19th century Royal Cobalt Blue Meissen Pate Sur Pate vase of a Maiden seated on a Centaur. Beautifully decorated in cobalt blue, salmon pink, 2...
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1860s German Neoclassical Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Large 19th Century German Gilt-Trimmed Meissen Porcelain Vase
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
19th century German large blue and white Meissen porcelain vase with gilt trim and scroll handles.
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19th Century German Napoleon III Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Gold

Antique Meissen Groupings of Children Holding Cornucopia Vases Pair, circa 1860
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A fine and quite unusual pair of large antique Meissen porcelain groupings, with each cornucopia carried by two Meissen children / cupids, all in diff...
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1860s German Rococo Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

'The Diana and Actaeon Vase', Meissen Circa 1865
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
The ‘Diana and Actaeon’ Vase A Large Meissen Porcelain Two Handled Vase, Painted By Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872). Model Number G.103. The body finely painted with a con...
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19th Century German Neoclassical Antique Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels

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Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain vases and vessels for sale on 1stDibs.

Meissen Porcelain vases and vessels are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Meissen Porcelain vases and vessels, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original vases and vessels by Meissen Porcelain were created in the Rococo style in europe during the 19th century. Prices for Meissen Porcelain vases and vessels can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $323 and can go as high as $191,718, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,403.
Questions About Meissen Porcelain Vases and Vessels
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A porcelain vase is a vessel made out of vitrified pottery. Porcelain is a semi-translucent white color and has a smooth, sleek texture. Traditionally, people use porcelain vases to hold fresh, dried and silk flower arrangements, but you can also display them empty as decorative accents. Find a range of antique and vintage porcelain vases on 1stDibs.
  • 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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