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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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    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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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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In this short video I examine a medium size pair of Meissen Nodding Chinaman also known as Pagoda figures. Each of these articulated figures work via a mechanical mechanism set inside the figure. A lead weight is attached to the hands, the head and the tongue. This pair are the middle size of three sizes

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Hopefully you would have purchased my Meissen Tradesman Catalogue. There is a reason I am saying this as it contained 1704 black and white Images(colour images had not really been invented for book publication at the time the two publications were made).  The catalogues were for sole use of the Meissen Manufacturer’s Salesman’s  Inventory to

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