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Welcome to the new The Meissen Man Blog.  For over thirty five years Laurence has travelled the globe in his quest to become a world authority in Antiques specialising in Meissen Porcelain. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject is the result of his visits to the great wealth of Meissen in both leading museums

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​ The purpose of The Meissen Man Resource is to engage enthusiasts, be them collectors, dealers and investors to expand their knowledge base of antique Meissen Porcelain. In particular to give you a greater understanding of the huge part Meissen Porcelain played in the collecting field of ceramics. If it wasnt for the invention of

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Meissen Porcelain is found in every auction house around the world, be it online auction platforms, Ebay, Amazon, The-Saleroom, Easy-Live. These platforms service the many auctioneers selling items belonging to a multitude of vendors where it may not be possible to get a refund should an item prove not to be genuine   . As a

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The Meissen Manufactory first began using its famous cross-swords trademark unaware that certain future manufactories of ceramics would be making their own versions copying the styles of Meissen and imitating the cross swords mark in the hope that the general public purchased their wares unaware that the items were theirs and not genuine Meissen Porcelain. 

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What is rarity and how to recognise? In  this post The Meissen Man explains what makes an item rare be it manufactured in the 19th, 19th or 20th century.  Rarity, is a description given to understanding a particular item becomes much sought after. It may be that an item has been reproduced in large volume

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It is very difficult to define the differences in quality of figural pieces that were made during the eighteenth century since the majorty that modelled in Kaendlers modelling department will be of similar quality. What can change the appearance of quality is a piece aging badly because of environment issues that may affect the quality

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The condition of any piece is critical in establishing the value. Here The Meissen Man talks about the  different types of damage that can occur and the importance of finding  the correct restorer for the restoration job.   Any piece of Meissen may become a problem piece if over any period of time it has

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From the earliest days of porcelain manufacture in Europe, the idea existed of portraying human figures, animals and birds modeled in porcelain. Any manufacturer if it were to survive would have to enable the technique to do this, as it would become an important and commercial part of a factory’s production.  Augustus the Strong, Elector

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