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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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Scaramuccia from the Series of Italian Comedy Scaramuccia, is also known as Scaramouche, a roguish clown character. Extremely suspicious, miserly and hot tempered, he had a lively imagination bur rarely spoke. He was a Neapolitalian valet, found of the bottle, intrigue and women, quick-tempered, agile of foot and with fingers that could dip un-noticed into

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Meissen Fraud To understand a little about Meissen fraud it is necessary to understand the different types of fraud. There are many different types of fraud. Fraud appears when the blue crossed swords mark is tampered with, the blue crossed swords mark is erased.  Authentic Meissen porcelain is recognisable by an authentic blue crossed swords mark. However

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There is a reason the images below are spaced out in the manner they are. Its all about confusing your abilities to recognise something very important and pertinent to what all collectors, buyers and sellers of Meissen know. Read the information below to learn more.         Your task today is to look

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  The Plate above illustrates the main Meissen  Trade Marks since 1720   The Story of the origins of the Meissen Crossed Swords Trade Mark Since around AD 700  China had dominated porcelain making before the discovery of making porcelain at Meissen in 1707.  The chemist and and mathetician Einfried Walter Tschirnhaus aided by his

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Tureen at Wimpole All images Courtesy of The National Trust Meissen Porcelain; A world in its own right bought by the highest echelons of British Aristocracy. From the collections seen at the National Trust.  It didn’t take long for the word to spread to the homes of the Aristocracy in England about the invention of

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