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Antique Meissen Porcelain Figurine - Cupids, Cherubs, Garland Of Flowers - Mint For Sale
This piece came from my Father-in-laws estate. It is in perfect condition It stands 5 1/2" tall and is 5" wide at the widest point of the base. It measures 3" at its narrowest width The number stamped on the bottom is either 2401 or 2407 The piece is very fragile and will be double boxed and insured for whatever the price it sells for. If you have any questions...please use the message system. Thanks for looking The Meissen tradition
Since the early 13th century, Europe’s ruling houses had been importing porcelain at mind-boggling prices from China. Research aimed at cracking the secret of how porcelain was made commenced at Meißen early in the 18th century. Those involved were Johann Friedrich Böttger, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, the Freiberg Mining Counsellor Gottfried Pabst von Ohain and further mining and smelting specialists. The research was commissioned by Augustus the Strong, Elector Prince of Saxony and King of Poland.
The work proved successful. The first white porcelain was produced in 1708 under the direction of Johann Friedrich Böttger. Europe’s first porcelain had been born.
23 January 1710 Proclamation from the Saxon Court Chancellery in a “most high decree” issued in Latin, French, German and Dutch in which the invention of porcelain and the founding of a Porcelain Manufactory were announced.
6 June 1710 Meissen Porcelain Manufactory set up at Albrechtsburg Castle in Meißen
since 1722 Use of the “crossed swords”
since 1739 Onion Pattern regularly supplied
1861 to 1864 Present production site in Meißen’s Triebisch Valley built
1912-1915/1916 Porcelain Museum built/“Exhibition Hall” inaugurated
since 26 June 1991 Enterprise run as a public limited company operating under the name of Staatliche Meissener Porzellan-Manufaktur GmbH (shareholder is the federal state of Saxony)
1991/92 Extensive renovation of the Porcelain Museum
1996 Tercentenary of the birth of Johann Gregorius Höroldt
1 June 1998 “Friends of Meissen Porcelain” Club established by Staatliche Meissener Porzellan-Manufaktur GmbH
2000 World’s first organ with a perfectly tuned set of pipes in Meissen Porcelain®
22 June 2005 Porcelain Museum extension unveiled
2006 Tercentenary of the birth of Johann Joachim Kaendler
2007 Tercentenary of Böttgersteinzeug®
2008 Tercentenary of the invention of European hard-paste porcelain
2009 Germany’s highest-achieving classic celebrates its 270th birthday: the Onion Pattern from MEISSEN