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Meissen

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an introduction to meissen

Since its founding in 1710, the Meissen porcelain manufactory has stood for the highest-quality porcelain and the utmost workmanship, represented around the world with the insignia of two Crossed Swords in cobalt blue. The quality of Meissen porcelain has its beginnings in the manufactory’s own mine near the city of Meissen, where the purest kaolin is sourced day after day. This white clay is the key to the striking radiance of Meissen porcelain.

A brief history

Meissen porcelain was the first European hard-paste porcelain. It was developed starting in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Böttger continued von Tschirnhaus's work and brought porcelain to the market, financed by Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. The production of porcelain in the royal factory at Meissen, near Dresden, started in 1710 and attracted artists and artisans to establish one of the most famous porcelain manufacturers known throughout the world. Its signature logo, the crossed swords, was introduced in 1720 to protect its production; the mark of the swords is one of the oldest trademarks in existence.

Meissen today

Artists from a variety of disciplines frequently collaborate with Meissen artisans on contemporary pieces, pushing the manufactory to the highest echelons of artistic accomplishment.

Artists such as Jörg Danielczyk, Odeeh, Olaf Stoy, Chris Antemann, Prof. Werner, Gudrun Gaube and Bärbel Thoelke all contribute.

Why Meissen?

For 300 years, MEISSEN has been applying elaborate handicraft to produce the world’s finest porcelain at a single production site, initially located in Meissen’s Albrechtsburg and then at Meissen’s Triebischtal from the beginning of the 1860s. Here is where porcelain of the highest purity is created to uncompromising quality standards, with hand-painted decorations that testify to the utmost precision of the artisan’s brush. The quality of the porcelain has its origins in the manufactory’s own mine, where the purest kaolin clay is sourced day after day. In the months-long refinement process that follows, quartz and feldspar are added to produce the porcelain paste under constant monitoring. Giving the raw material its form and colour relies on the expertise of human hands. The in-house training to become a painter or shaper lasts over three years, while achieving the level of Master takes many years more. A piece created for the “Limited Masterworks” collection requires months of elaborate handicraft, learned over decades of exacting training.

Meissen ranges - Dinnerware


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