Meissen porcelain value has remained high ever since it was first created in the early 1700s. Trying to recreate the material first seen in China, meissen porcelain became the first of few that came close regarding quality. Attributed to an alchemist named Johann Friedrich Böttger in 1707 Meissen porcelain also known as Dresden porcelain or porcelaine de Saxe was produced at the Meissen factory, near Dresden in Germany. This porcelain was the dominant style of European porcelain until 1756 from when on French Sèvres porcelain took over. This, however, did not reduce Meissen porcelain value.
Meissen figurines value is dependant on a variety of factors. Of these factors the most determining are that of rarity and age. The highest in meissen figurines value are those that even at the time of creation are highly collected, an example of one of the most collected series was the “Affenkapelle” – monkey band. This series was made up of 21 monkey musicians and a conductor. Other Meissen figures that were of great collectible value are figurines of harlequins, dwarves, and hunchbacks as well as series representing seasons, continents, dancers, and tradesmen.
Other than meissen figurines value, it is important to mention the meissen porcelain value of dinnerware as a wide variety of dishes, bowls and drinking vessels were created each bearing the factory’s famous crossed-swords mark on its base. These were decorated with a variety of patterns mostly floral which were similar to Chinese porcelain as well as patterns of indigenous German flowers.
These sets were named from the predominant pattern.Highest meissen porcelain value include the “Yellow Lion” and “Red Dragon” plate sets for Augustus and the “Swan service” for Count von Bruhl.
What Meissen porcelain is mostly known for are the allegorical figures, figures in period costumes, portrait plates, vases with ornamental flowers, animals, Baroque saints, even watch dials, etc. and the fact that all the porcelain pieces were thoroughly decorated. The motifs used include gold, multi-colored enameling, and the distinctive Meissen deep blue coloration and the decorations consisted of lush landscapes, port scenes, outdoor parties flowers, and Asian inspired patterns.
Meissen porcelain value has lasted through time mainly due to the fact that the manufacturers remained devoted to the production of porcelain made of high quality materials and decorated with ornate motifs.
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