Meissen Porcelain

A Private Collection of Danish Porcelain

Focus on Uniques of the Art Nouveau

The Porcelain Factory of Meissen was founded 06.06.1710 in Meissen Germany under the protection of Friedrich August I from Saxonia. He was the one that ordered Johann Friedrich Böttger in 1707 to make gold, but he reinvented porcelain instead. Porcelain was only available by import from China and extremely expensive. This is why this invention was treated as a secret.

AR (August Rex) and the crossed swords were used as factory marks until the crossed marks were used only - and that until today.

Famous achievements:

- The reinvention of porcelain

- Original patterns came from Meissen such as the Onion and the blue fluted pattern. They were copied and modified by others.

- Many naturalistic and very complicated figurines of people and animals

- Various successful exhibitions all over the world

 

Famous artists for Meissen:Johann Joachim Kändler, Johann Gregorius Höroldt, Georg Jahn, Emil Paul Börner, Peter Strang, Ludwig Zepner and many others.

Copenhagen - Wing Pattern Plate
Meissen - Wing Pattern Plate
Copenhagen - Bat Service Plate
Meissen - Crocus Plate

Artist: Hans Rudolph Hentschel (1896)

Date of Production: Early 1900s, decor since 1896

Unique Number: none (blue 71 marked)

Height: 3 cm

Diameter: 20 cm

Motif: Krokusmuster - Crocus Pattern

Remarks: Flat, no relief

Meissen - Maple Leaf Plate
Meissen - Blue Fluted Plate
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Plate

Compare upper Meissen blue fluted plate ca. 1770 to the left and Royal Copenhagen blue fluted plate ca. 1785 to the right.

Meissen - Onion Pattern

Compare upper Meissen Onion pattern plate ca. 2nd half 18. century to the Royal Copenhagen Onion pattern plate (picture below) around 1800.

Meissen plate diameter 23.5 cm, painter signature "H" and ". . ."

Saxonian Flower Fruit Basket

Artist: Hans Rudolph Hentschel

Date of Production: Early 1900s, decor since 1901

Unique Number: none

Height: 2 cm

Diameter: 26,5 cm

Motif: Flügelmuster - Wing Pattern

Remarks: Flat, no relief

Compare to bat service plate by Royal Copenhagen

Click on the picture on the left to enlarge

Meissen - Crocus Plate

Artist: Paul Richter (1904)

Date of Production: Early 1900s, decor since 1904

Unique Number: none (blue 52 marked)

Height: 2 cm

Diameter: 26.5 cm

Motif: Ahornmuster - Maple Leaf Pattern

Remarks: Flat, no relief. Factory 3rd

Meissen - Maple Leaf Plate
Meissen - Blue Fluted Plate
Meissen - Onion Pattern
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