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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
184 Piece Meissen Porcelain Dinner Service
Comprising an incredible 184 pieces, this impressive Meissen porcelain dinner service is an exceptional example of the firm's prized dinnerware. Th...
US$248,500
M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
18th Century Gilded Collectible Antique Porcelain Plate, 1720s
Rare antique plate in painted porcelain, first half of the eighteenth century Meissen manufactory. A rare and extremely delicate decoration in the ...
1,800
Mobili del Passato SRL
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
18th Century Porcelain Plate with Kakiemon Decoration, 1740s
Rare antique Meissen plate, circa 1740, decorated in the centre with a flying crane, dragon and insect, the rim with insects and floral sprays. Wit...
2,500
Mobili del Passato SRL
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
18th Century Porcelain Revelry Groups
This charming pair of Meissen porcelain figures celebrates the essence of Revelry. First modeled by the renowned Johann Joachim Kändler on bases b...
US$18,500
M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
19th Century Meissen porcelain nine piece monkey band set
This set of nine figures by Meissen was inspired by the famous monkey orchestra produced for Meissen in the 18th Century by Johann Joachim Kändler...
£4,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
19th century Meissen porcelaine 'Four saisons' mantel garniture
Fantastic mantel garniture composed by a clock with stand and two candlesticks. Decorated with the bleu Onion pattern, each piece is mounted by chi...
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L'Egide Antiquités
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
£8,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
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...
£5,500
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
£28,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A Meissen Teapot
A Meissen teapot and cover painted with green borders and pink Watteauesque figures in landscapes.
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W W Warner Antiques
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...
£12,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
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
£7,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
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,...
£18,000
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.
£22,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Antique mythological porcelain cartel clock in the Meissen style
With an detailed and colourful porcelain case of mythological theme. The central ormolu dial, circular, has an ormolu border and is surrounded by t...
£32,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Count Bruhl's Tailor on a Goat Porcelain Figure
One of Meissen’s more curious pieces, this delightful porcelain statue is entitled “Count Brühl’s Tailor on a Goat,” and is considered by ...
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M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Fine Meissen porcelain antique tea and coffee set
Comprising one tray, one teapot, one coffee pot, one hot water jug, two coffee cups and saucers, two tea cups and saucers and one sugar bowl and co...
£18,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Five Senses Porcelain Figures
Each figure in this enchanting Meissen porcelain set beautifully represents one of the Five Senses. First modeled by J.C. Schönheit in 1772, each ...
US$28,500
M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Four Meissen porcelain plaques depicting the Four Seasons
This delicately detailed set of four allegorical porcelain plaques portrays family scenes within the theme of the Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Aut...
£7,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
German Rococo style three piece porcelain clock set by Meissen
The German porcelain factory at Meissen was renowned throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries for the quality and intricacy of its porcelain, and thi...
£12,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Large antique 'Elemental' ewer representing water by Meissen porcelain
Depicting a naval scene in relief and adorned with figures of Neptune, a mermaid and galloping horses; the circular flaring base decorated with spo...
£18,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Large twelve person porcelain dessert service by Meissen
Large dessert service comprised of one hundred and two pieces: twelve ice-cream bowls and plates, twelve large plates, twelve side plates, three te...
£18,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Massive Pair of Meissen Style Porcelain Macaw Parrots
Massive Pair of Volkstedt Meissen style porcelain Macaw parrots German, circa 1900. Each with colourful plumage, modelled perched to the righ...
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Peacock's Finest
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Autumn and Summer Porcelain Urns
Displaying a level of porcelain artistry unlike anything we have ever seen before, this spectacular pair of Meissen urns truly epitomizes the majes...
US$285,000
M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen butter cooler, Kauffahrtei scenes, c. 1740
Very rare Meissen butter cooler, moulded to represent slats pierced for airflow, standing on four small scroll feet, well painted to the lid with K...
AU$ 8,500
Moorabool Antique Galleries
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Porcelain Dinner Service, 92 Pieces
This resplendent 92-piece Meissen Porcelain dinner service for twelve is an exceptional example of the firm's domestic ware. The bodies are crafted...
US$124,500
M. S. Rau 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
£3,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen style porcelain and gilt bronze table fountain by Samson
This colourful porcelain table fountain, fashioned in the German Meissen style, was crafted in the 19th Century by the French porcelain company Sam...
£18,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Tea and Coffee Service
This rare and extensive Meissen porcelain tea and coffee service displays exceptional artistry. Each of the 39 exquisite pieces features delicately...
US$148,500
M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase
A cobalt blue Meissen pot-pourri vase, with a pierced cover. Draped with a leopard pelt decoration, and marked with the Meissen crossed swords and ...
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Thomas Coulborn & Sons
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Octagonal Dish, Chinoiserie in the Manner of J.G.Höroldt
Meissen octagonal dish, painted to the centre with a chinoiserie in the manner of J.G.Ho¨roldt with a noisy scene of bell-ringers, a child to one ...
AU$ 9,200
Moorabool Antique Galleries
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of 19th Century German porcelain Schneeballen vases
These exceptionally detailed vases are known as 'Schneeballen' vases, after the style of porcelain decoration pioneered by the celebrated Meissen a...
£15,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of antique Meissen porcelain models of Bolognese terriers
One dog with black and white fur, the other brown and white fur, both with relief moulding to the body. These charming model dogs, each depicted...
£18,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of large Meissen style antique porcelain figures
The figures representing an 18th Century courting couple, dressed in typical Rococo fashion and holding flowers. Taller figure height 44cm, widt...
£7,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of Meissen porcelain antique heart shaped candleholders
Each candleholder finely detailed to the centre with an image of playing cards to one side and crest on the reverses, each image contained within a...
£9,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of Meissen Wall Sconces
This remarkable pair of Meissen wall sconces is crafted with all of the exquisite detail and splendor of the Rococo period. Exquisitely hand-painte...
US$18,500
M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of Rococo style German Meissen porcelain candelabra
Rococo-style detailing - including semi-nude figures, animals, urns and floral motifs - abound in this wonderful, flamboyant pair of Meissen porcel...
£7,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of two-light Meissen Candelabra
This outstanding pair of two-light Meissen candelabra is inspired by Greek mythology. Crafted with the exquisite detail for which Meissen is renown...
US$14,850
M. S. Rau Antiques
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
The monkey band, Meissen
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L'Egide Antiquités
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Three Meissen porcelain plates showing Old Master paintings
This set of porcelain plates was created by the world-famous Meissen manufactory in Germany. Each plate features a different Old Master painting in...
£12,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.