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DRESDEN (Meissen) 1-40
First European hard paste porcelain manufactory established at Meissen, near Dresden, in 1710. Under-glazecrossed swords mark used with variations from about 1724 to present day. In 18th century, on figures the mark was painted on the (usually unglazed) base. In many cases it has disappeared in the firing. Often on figures of that period, the mark appears underglaze and very small at the back of the base. On modern Meissen figure reproductions the mark is generally underglaze with cursive incised letters and/or numbers. Unglazed bases appear occasionally on modern Meissen reproductions and marks are on unglazed base.
1,2 Bottger's red stoneware. 1710-20 and later.
3, 4 Pseudo-Chinese marks about 1720-23.
5, 6 1725-1740. Under-glaze blue. On pieces intended (but not necessarily used) for the royal palaces or as royal gifts.
Generally decorated with oriental motifs.
7 1723 to about 1735. Found occasionally with crossed swords.
8 Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur (Royal Porcelain Manufacture). Under-glaze blue. 1723-24. Found only on tea-pots, stands and sugarboxes. This mark is widely counterfeited.
9 Meissner Porzellan Manufaktur. Very early mark. Probably used about same time, or possibly earlier, than K. P. M. Rare.
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