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    Inspired by to Saint Petersburg during the summer of 2019 The Meissen Man takes you on a brief tour of the Hermitage. What do you observer looking at the photo in the link above. The size of what was once the home of Catherine The Great is simply mesmerising and to the left…
The Meissen Man shreds some light on how to invest wisely in Meissen Porcelain. Like any form of collecting, what makes certain items more rare and worthy to appreciate in value depends on fashion. If suddenly a certain period, style, design in Meissen Porcelain becomes fashionable. Then there is a likelihood that its value could…
The Meissen Man's intention is to give the uninitiated a brief tour of the understanding of how the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory dominated porcelain making in Europe and in some respects where figural pieces were concerned even that of China whose colossal output far dwarfed that of Meissen due to the sheer number of population of…
For some people it is a visit of a life time. While I would like to say this was the same for me it is more the case that I find any museum's collections awe inspiring. Museums have been for centuries the libraries for the general population to see at close hand the marvels of…
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg like other museums around the world houses great collections paintings and works of art. Its Meissen Porcelain room albeit rather small when compared to other major International museums even so the pieces of display are still exceptional and rare. Within several large display cases is seen a period beginning…
Museums can only accumulate their vast collections by way of donations from collectors who bequeath them upon their deaths or at an earlier period. Taking on board the idea that the Manager of the modelling department at Meissen from 1730 to his death in 1777 Johann Kandler purportedly was responsible to have modelled more than…
The Victoria and Albert Museum is an ideal location to get an education when it comes to learning about world ceramics arguably the world's largest selection, more so than any other museum. Only a fraction is on display at any one time but always a strong section of Meissen Porcelain dating from the very earliest…
This pair of Meissen Pagoda Figures;  also known as Nodders. These Nodding figures are the most unusual types of figures in which they have articulated hands and head. Each moveable part is attached to a lead weight that acts as a pendulum. While originally made by Kaendler hardly any of the models exist. There…
A Rare Meissen Armorial Wine Glass Holder Armorial's are arms belonging to aristocratic families that ordered Meissen to make services for them bearing the arms of their ancestry. These armorial pieces originate circa 1740's. Armorials are found on every type of service wares such as tea bowls and cups and saucers, plates, coffee and teapots,…
A Dresden copy of a Meissen Plate. Watteau scenes of lovers were amongst the most plentiful of Meissen designs in the 19th century, copied from originals made in the middle of the eighteenth century. Helena Wolfson a Dresden porcelain painter and manufacturer was the chief copier. For the most part she marked her pieces with…
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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