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    Or rather they are not!!. The description reads; ” Large pair of early 20th C Meissen vases and covers, the ovoid bodies painted with panels of exotic birds, fruit and foliage in gilt reserve panels, the domed covers with onion finials, blue Augustus Rex mark and label ‘Meissen 1690 £28 not to be

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The following videos are a preview of the Bonhams Sale; “500 years of European Ceramics”, to be held on July 5 2021 Viewing the European Ceramics on the shelves in the warehouse in Bonhams is like the never ending story. This sale is amongst the largest of its type ever held with a vast quantity

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The following video is of one of a pair of exceptional quality Meissen Pate sur Pate vases that sold at Christies for £55,000 plus buyers premium shows there is still demand for the finest and rarest. Even though both vases had been drilled through the Meissen factory blue crossed swords mark.  

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    From time to time The Meissen Man visits specialist antique dealers to see some of their exciting and rare stock. Today’s visit was to KandM antiques in Grays Antiques Centre London to inspect a fabulous set of Meissen Cabinet plates painted Ernst August Leuteritz(for more information scroll down below. Leuteritz is a  name

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It never ceases to amaze me the volume of porcelain Meissen produced during their first forty years of production. Considering rarities are still turning up at auctions in both the major and minor salesrooms everywhere. In one way Meissen was emulating the Chinese; the only difference being porcelain production in China was on a far

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It is always useful to know where any one piece originated from. Provenance helps collectors identify with the history of a piece. A simple example of this is this very rare white figure of a lioness. The crossed swords mark painted in blue is hardly discernible. It will take someone with keen eyesight to discover

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How often do you read a story online and notice grammatical errors.  Be it in the news or elsewhere. Mistakes can be easily made. At least they are unlikely to be costly to yourself. But in the case of the problems auction salesrooms encounter; particularly in the provinces not necessarily London or other major cities

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  Discussing a major pair of Meissen ‘Limoge Enamel’ Krater Vases with Nette Megens European Ceramics specialist at Bonhams.  This pair of Krater Vases were painted by the renowned head of the painting and modelling department at Meissen; Ernst August Leuteritz. Responsible for the greatest quality achievements during his employment at the Meissen Factory during

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It is a well known fact that we can all make mistakes when describing something. We think we know what it is but we learn we are wrong. This is the nature of the beast. The beast being the knowledge one is expected to know buying and selling and collecting antiques. Collectors and dealers including

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Never assume a piece to be authentic unless you yourself are content that the description authenticates a lot. Items illustrated may be in the style of Meissen but are they authentic is a question you should be asking yourself if of interest?

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