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Meissen Porcelain: Meissen porcelain is the first European hard-paste porcelain that was developed by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus in 1708. On 6th June 1710, the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory was set up at Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen, and is still in business today as ‘Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH’. After his death, Johann Friedrich Böttger continued his work.
Meissen’s signature logo, a pair of crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production. As in the marking on this perfumerie, an asterisk was added to the ‘crossed swords’, and dots, numerals and various other symbols have also been used although the form of the ‘crossed swords’ themselves have remained largely unaltered. The underglaze cobalt blue, with which the mark is made, was perfected at Meissen in 1720, becoming a forgery-proof system of marking. This mark of the ‘crossed swords’ is one of the oldest trademarks in existence and are still painted on by hand today. The symbol on the underside of this perfumerie dates it as having been made between 1744 and 1815.
|Height||23.00 cm||(9.06 inches)|
|Width||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
|Depth||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
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