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Pair of Meissen Porcelain Figures of Parrots

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Although invented by the Chinese centuries before, the making of porcelain was a closely guarded secret. As more and more examples of this craft left China via the Silk road and the Dutch East Indian ships, the demand for porcelain rose. A number of people attempted to recreate the beauty and Fine polish of these wares but one of the first to succeed was E.W. von Tschirnhaus and J.F. Bottger (an alchemist trying to turn base materials into gold). Considering the cost of early porcelain he did well indeed. Under the sponsorship of the Elector the Meissen works were established at Albrechtsberg Castle. Meissen continues in business today. Parrots and other birds have long been favorites among collectors. The brilliant never fading colors taken from nature light up the darkest day and seem to transport you to some misty orchid filled jungle. This pair bears Meissen's blue crossed sword underglaze mark. First used in 1700s it is one of the oldest trademarks in existence. Safari anyone.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870
  • Dimensions
    H 13 in. x W 7 in. x D 4.25 in.H 33.02 cm x W 17.78 cm x D 10.8 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    1403139195126
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