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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
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 Group of Shepherd Lovers
Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler Form no. 341 H. 17 cm No mark (like most comparative pieces) In the 18th Century the Meissen group of shep...
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Elfriede Langeloh
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
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 butter tub, cover and stand
A Meissen butter tub, cover and stand, painted with sprays of European flowers on an intricately moulded white ground. A cow with horns cleverly m...
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W W Warner Antiques
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
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 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 Milk Jug with Half-Chinese Figures
Crossed swords mark in blue enamel Height: 12,3 cm (9,9 cm without cover) This milk jug from the 4th Meissen service with Half-chinese figure...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
A rare Meissen black-ground Snuff-box with a Painting after Nicolas Lancret
Meissen ca. 1740 Form number ‘66’ (after Beaucamp-Markowsky) Silver-gilt mount The interior of the box completely gilded Painted by Johann ...
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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
A rare ten-sided Kakiemon dish from the property of Augustus III
With the far east symbols of longevity: flaming tortoise, dragon, crane, bamboo and pine-tree, painted in brillant Meissen Kakiemon colours. Por...
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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
£7,500
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,...
£18,000
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
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
Fine Set of Six Hand Painted Meissen Porcelain Cabinet Plates
Stunning & Stylish Set of Six Hand Painted Meissen Cabinet Plates of circular form with wavy rims, last quarter of the Nineteenth Century. Ea...
£620
Patrick Howard Antiques Dublin
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
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
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Large 19th century Meissen 'Diana's chariot'
Rare and large mythological chariot with the goddess Diane and a cupid led by a couple of deer. The beautiful chariot with two golden wheels is sit...
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L'Egide Antiquités
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Large Antique German Polychrome Porcelain Mirror by Meissen
This awe-inspiring mirror features an exceptional frame crafted in Meissen porcelain and exceptionally decorated with colorful flowers, birds, butt...
£55,000
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
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
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
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 Augustus Rex Bottle-Vase
Meissen 1732 – 1735 Probably painted by Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck With "Indianische Blumen" in brilliant colours Height: 22,6 cm "AR" mo...
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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...
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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...
AU$ 8,500
Moorabool Antique Galleries
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
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 Sunflower-Form Dish with Three Attached Lemon Boxes and Covers
Meissen Porcelain Sunflower-Form Dish with Three Attached Lemon Boxes and Covers, Circa 1760. The trompe L'oeil dish consists of three applied...
US$5,950
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Swan Service Prototype Plate
Prototype plate of the Swan service with the ‘bessere’ (better) coat of arms of Count Brühl Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler Decorated with ...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen Tea-Pot in Shape of a Japanese Dwarf Cock, Bantam Cock
One of the first and most sumptuous Meissen jug in animal guise Meissen 1730 Model by Johann Gottlieb Kirchner Caduceus mark The model of t...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Meissen ‘Leopard Pelt’ Pot-Pourri Vase
A cobalt blue Meissen pot-pourri vase, with a pierced cover. Draped with a leopard pelt decoration, and marked with the Meissen crossed swords and ...
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Thomas Coulborn & Sons
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Octagonal Dish, Chinoiserie in the Manner of J.G.Höroldt
Meissen octagonal dish, painted to the centre with a chinoiserie in the manner of J.G.Ho¨roldt with a noisy scene of bell-ringers, a child to one ...
AU$ 9,200
Moorabool Antique Galleries
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of 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 and ormolu Shepherd and Shepherdess Candelabra
Pair of Meissen and ormolu Shepherd and Shepherdess Candelabra: the seated figures holding lambs; surrounded by gilt twin candle branches of leave...
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Denton Antiques
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.
J.J. KAENDLER (1706-1775)
Pair of Meissen Pugs
Meissen 1744-1750 Model by Johann Joachim Kaendler (June and December 1744) No marks on unglazed bottom Height 6.1 and 6.26 inch Form n...
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Elfriede Langeloh
MEISSEN PORCELAIN
Pair of Meissen Sweetmeat Dishes
A fine pair of Meissen porcelain sweetmeat dishes, of a reclining lady and her gallant. Hand painted decoration, and flower encrusting, with gilde...
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Taylor-Smith Antiques