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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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 While originally made by Kaendler hardly any of the models exist.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 are

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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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Johann Frederick Böttger, was born on February 4th, 682, n the city of Schleiz, Southern Gremany. His parents had been brought up in Magdeburg and been involved in one way or other with the art of the mint, and his paternal grandfather had been a master goldsmiith.  Being already learned in the subjects of geometry,

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The Meissen Man