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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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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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The Meissen Man