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Porcelain was produced in China since the 13th century. In the beginning of the 18th century Augustus the Strong ordered to uncover the secret and Johann Friedrich Böttger, Walther von Tschirnhaus and other specialists started to work on the research assignment. They succeded: In 1707/08 the white, European hard porcelain was discovered.

The manufacturing procedures at the Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen are subdivided so as to assure the continuous reproducibility of all shapes and decorations. It was a particular advantage of the newly found fine ceramic material that all objects could always be produced again upon demand, as long as the negative plaster of Paris moulds - and the know-how - were available.

Preservation of the old handicraft of the modeler, turner, former, painter etc. is a precondition for being able to practice still today - after nearly three centruies - the tradional manufacturing methods of Meissen porcelain in the areas of forming, shaping, and decorating.

Since the 18th century, the factory's own inhouse education and training facility assures succession in the crafts. Without the consistent preservation of its characteristic manual craftmanship, the image and reputation of Meissen porcelain would have long since dimmed and faded into history.

Since the 18th century, the modelers and pattern makers engaged in making porcelain had to be familiar with very special moulding techniques originally derived from old handicrafts such as that of the potter, which they then had to adapt, modify, and change to suit the new materials. This always had to include the decision of how a figurine, a group of figures, or a vessel should be structured so that, in the end, it could be made from a negative mould and fired at high temperatures without deformation. As time progressed, the manual, artistic, and technical manufacturing process of porcelains was mastered more comprehensively with ever increasing virtuosity. Shaping of the objects became ever more complex and finely differentiated. Eventually, almost anything could be made: Table services, figurines, groups of figures, candlesticks, clock housings, consoles, tables, mirror frames, and other knick-knacks.

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MEISSEN PORCELAIN
19th Century Meissen Figure
19th century Meissen porcelain figure of a boy and dog playing, upon rococo style pierced base. Gilded highlighted decoration.
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Taylor-Smith Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Fine Pair of Antique Sitzendorf Decorated Porcelain Mirrors in the Meissen Sty...
A fine pair of German Sitzendorf decorated porcelain mirrors In the meissen style
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Butchoff
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A FINE XIX CENTURY MEISSEN FIGURE
A fine 19Th century Meissen porcelain figure of an Aristocratic woman.
US$2000
Bolmani Antiques
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
A large Meissen Dish from the Swan Service
Underglazed blue swords mark Dishes with 43 cm diameter are the second largest among all Swan service dish models. The present dish has a splend...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A large Meissen porcelain model of a cockatoo
Perched from a naturalistic tree stump base applied with foliage, with orange glaze to the back of its head
£8500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
A Meissen Armorial Plate from the Swan Service, circa 1738 / 39
Blue crossed swords mark Former's mark by Johann Christoph Pietsch Modelled by J.J. Kaendler and J.F. Eberlein Swan service plate with the cha...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen Böttger Porcelain Beaker Painted by Ignaz Preissler
Enamelled in schwartzlot, showing a chinoiserie scene with a woman sharing a drink with a man and elaborate rockwork in the fore. Comparable...
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E & H Manners
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen Böttger Porcelain Teabowl Painted by Ignaz Preissler
Enamelled in schwartzlot, with figures in a wooded townscape by a river. Comparable published examples are often said to be of Viennese porc...
£2800
E & H Manners
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen Chinoiserie Travelling Tea- and Coffee-Service in the Original Case
Johann Gregorius Höroldt Meissen 1723 The service is consisting of: The original case, six cups with saucers, one teapot with K.P.M. and sword...
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Elfriede Langeloh
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
A Meissen Figure of Hofnarr Fröhlich
Blue crossed swords mark Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler (model number 134) The figure of ‘Hofnarr Fröhlich’ ranks among the earliest sma...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen Group of a mother with two children holding parasols
Height: 14.2cm The mother is seated with a child on her left knee and another on her right, each holding small pointed parasols. Paul Reinick...
£15000
E & H Manners
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen Group of Europa and the Bull
An extremely fine and rare Meissen group of Europa and the Bull - Europa was the daughter of Agenor, King of Tyre. Zeus fell in love with Europa. ...
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W W Warner Antiques
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
A Meissen Group of the indiscreet Harlequin
Modelled by Johann Joachim Kaendler Meissen around 1742 Form no: 344 height: 6.30 inch Postament: 5.12 x 5.90 inch Without swords mark Co...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen ozier-moulded sauceboat with figures in landscapes and quatrefoil gilt...
The brilliance of the white porcelain is accentuated by the fine ozier moulding and bold rococo form.
£3800
E & H Manners
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen porcelain figure of a Bacchic boy with a leopard
The boy feeding the recumbent leopard grapes, wearing a vine wreath and a purple cloak painted with flowers, the base modelled with gilt-edged scro...
£5500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen porcelain figure of a resting dog
The greyhound wearing a blue collar, lying on a patch of greenery with flowers, with crossed sword mark to the underside
£580
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen porcelain plaque 'The Penitent Magdalene'
Early evening scene of Mary Magdalene laying in a blue robe after Correggio. In a broad, rich stucco and gilt wood frame
£28000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A pair of large Meissen porcelain models of magpies
After the model by J.J. Kändler, each perched from a naturalistic tree stump base applied with foliage, their tails raised and squawking, with bla...
£12000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A pair of Meissen obelisks
These small obelisks would have been used as table decoration for a courtly dinner. In the Dresden Court Pantry in 1752, there were two "small" ob...
£9500
E & H Manners
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
A rare Meissen 'Chinoiserie' yellow-ground Snuff Box
No marks Silver-gilt mounting Form number 2 (after Beaucamp-Markowsky 1985) Within the big genre of Meissen snuff boxes those with early Chino...
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Elfriede Langeloh
NICOLAS LANCRET (1690-1743)
A rare Meissen Bourdalou with Figures of the Commedia dell'Arte after Lancret
Painted by Johann George Heintze Meissen around 1741 Gilt-metal mounting The inside and outside of the piece are decorated with gallant scen...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
An 18th Century Meissen porcelain group of Venus and Cupid
Venus's robe decorated with gilt flowers, Cupid with a green cloak and gilt wings, the rocky base applied with leaves and flowers
£7500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
An Early Meissen Chinoiserie teapot and cover
The K.P.M. mark, for Königliche Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen, over a large crossed swords was introduced from December 1722 and used until 1...
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E & H Manners
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
An exceptional Meissen porcelain plaque of 'The Ascension of Christ'
After Anton Raphael Mengs, German, 1728-1779 After the original 'The Ascension of Christ' altarpiece in Dresden Cathedral, by Anton Raphael Mengs,...
£18000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
An impressive pair of Meissen nodding Pagoda figures
An impressive pair of Meissen nodding Pagoda figures. Wackelpagode, of typical form, modelled with nodding head, moving hands and tongue.
£22000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
An ormolu mounted Meissen style porcelain table fountain
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
£18000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Cream Pot with Cover
Basket-moulded baluster pot decorated with floral sprays, gilding applied to rim and spout.
£3250
RMJ Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Great Armorial Dish from the Swan Service
Made for Count Brühl Modeled by Johann J. Kaendler, 1737 Meissen 1739 / 40 Ø 38 cm (size no. 4) Press number: '20' Scratch mark: '4' (?) ...
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Elfriede Langeloh
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
Large Armorial Dish from the Swan Service
Made for Count Brühl Modeled by Johann J. Kaendler, 1737 Meissen 1738 / 39 Ø 34 cm (size no. 3) Former's mark by Johann Christoph Pietzsch ...
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Elfriede Langeloh
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
Meissen 'Schneeballen' (Snowball) Bourdaloue
The snowball-decor was invented by Kaendler, in 1739, when he designed a service for her Majesty Maria Josepha (Reinheckel p. 70). It was no standa...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen biscuit model of a crayfish fighting a frog probably modelled by Christi...
Naturalistically modelled or moulded from nature in white and solid blue biscuit with a crayfish attacking a frog by a dragonfly larva, a snail and...
£5800
E & H Manners
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen butter cooler, Kauffahrtei scenes, c. 1740
Very rare Meissen butter cooler, moulded to represent slats pierced for airflow, standing on four small scroll feet, well painted to the lid with K...
AUD8500
Moorabool Antique Galleries
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen chinoiserie group of a mother and two children sounding a bell
Height: 13.9 cm The mother is seated, with a child on her right knee and another standing by her side, both holding batons to ring the cloche-sh...
£15000
E & H Manners
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Coffee Solitaire Set Provenance Chatsworth Attic Sale
A Meissen Coffee Soliitaire Set. Very finely decorated with scenes of German towns, including Dresden and the view over to the town of Meissen ,whi...
£17500
RMJ Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Cup & Saucer (Academic Period)
Fine Meissen Cup & Saucer, dating to the period in Meissen history known as the 'Academic Period'. The figures illustrated on both the cup and the...
£675
RMJ Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Cup and Saucer decorated with Scenic Views
A Meissen cup and saucer decorated with a river scene, possibly the Nile, with two gentleman wearing European dress in the foreground, perhaps on a...
£4950
RMJ Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen figure of a Bulgarian Lady
A rare Meissen figure of a Bulgarian lady, from the series of figures from the Orient - Modelled by J J Kandler and P Reinicke From the series o...
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W W Warner Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen figure of a Monk
A rare Meissen figure of a monk dressed in a brown habit, holding a book and a crucifix. A bishop's mitre is at his feet Modelled by J J Kändler
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W W Warner Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Figure of a young Chinese Man with two Fish Baskets
By Johann Joachim Kaendler, Peter Reinicke and Frederich Elias Meyer Height: 10,5 cm Blue crossed swords mark Incised numeral 31 Meissen form n...
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Elfriede Langeloh
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
Meissen Letter Writer with a Little Pug, circa 1740-1741
Figure of a letter writer By Johann Joachim Kaendler Meissen 1740/41 Height: 13,5 cm (5 1/3 inch) A gentleman, wearing an elegant jacket in b...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Model of a Chinese Family with Monkey
Height: 16.3 cm Width: 14.2 cm The father wearing a colourful hat standing beside his wife who is holding a parasol in her right hand, supporti...
£16500
E & H Manners
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
Meissen Model of a little Elephant
Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Peter Reinicke W: 5.98 inch H: 2.76 inch Meissen ca. 1745 – 1747 This model of a walking elephant ...
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Elfriede Langeloh
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
Meissen Mother Monkey Teapot with Two Babies
Meissen 1735 Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler 1735 Formed and painted c. 1735 Crossed swords mark on unglazed bottom H. 6.7 inch Kaendler cr...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Porcelain Cup
An early Meissen porcelain cup circa 1730.
£1250
RMJ Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen porcelain figural group emblematic of the visual sense
The seated lady in the rococo fashion at her dressing table looking into a mirror
£3500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.