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August 2019

I can never spend enough time wandering through the rooms of the V and A. The highlight of which is the lifesize fountain that I hope to be able to film at some point. Nevertheless while glancing at the may hundreds of pieces of Meissen in the main display cases I must leave them behind

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This  was my first visit since the V and A re arranged the Meissen Porcelain Cabinets. While the majority of the Meissen was displayed in this cabinet and two opposite, there are other display cabinets throughout the floor and particular items dotted around the museum illustrates the strengths of the stock of Meissen on display.

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Although it wasn’t until after the seven years war 1756-63 when the Manufactory was taken over by soldiers and production suffered; this was also a period when other European and English porcelain factories opened their doors to the art of profiteering from ceramic making. As thus this was another reason Meissen lost its dominancy to

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The Victoria and Albert Museum is an ideal location to get an education when it comes to learning about world ceramics arguably the world’s largest selection, more so than any other museum. Only a fraction is on display at any one time but always a strong section of Meissen Porcelain dating from the very earliest

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This pair of Pagoda Figures also called nodding figures since they each have a weight that acts as a pendulum for the hands and head are amongst the most collectible of all 19th century Meissen. While the model was first modelled by Kandler in the middle of the 18th century very few examples exist in

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