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Meissen Porcelain Shelves

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Item Details

  • Width:
    10 Inches
  • Height:
    13 3/8 Inches
  • Depth:
    4 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Germany/Prussia
Elegant pillars of Meissen porcelain distinguish this lovely pair of shelves. An ebonized wood frame gives them structure, and a mirrored backing completes their design.

Circa 1880

10" wide x 4 1/2" deep x 13 3/8" high 
Meissen Porcelain

Meissen: The Allure of Continental Porcelain

Early in the 18th century, Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony, arrested alchemist Johann Friedrich Bottger and imprisoned him in the town of Meissen; his mission, to discover the secret formula for hard paste porcelain. In 1708 Bottger unlocked the mystery and found the key to both porcelain and his freedom, and by 1718 factories began springing up across Europe fostering an atmosphere of ferocious competition.

By 1720, the Meissen factory was producing wares that eclipsed even the finest Chinese porcelain. They dominated the European market and influenced porcelain production around the world.

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