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Meis·sen 1

A city of east-central Germany on the Elbe River northwest of Dresden. Its porcelain industry dates to the early 1700s.

Meis·sen 2

A delicate porcelain ware originally made in Meissen, Germany.
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(German ˈmaisən)
(Placename) a town in E Germany, in Saxony, in Dresden district on the River Elbe: famous for its porcelain (Dresden china), first made here in 1710. Pop: 28 640 (2003 est)
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(ˈmaɪ sən)

a city in E central Germany on the Elbe River. 38,137.
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Royal Vienna porcelain was founded in 1718 by Claude du Paquier, it being the second oldest porcelain factory after Meissen porcelain.
The downside of this particular set was its age: good as it was, every piece was comparatively new, having left the Meissen factory where they were made as recently as the 20th century, according to the sale catalogue.
The quality of this set harks back to the Meissen and Sevres of the 18th century."
It is available in four colours, Solid White, Universal White, Meissen Blue and Grey Metallic.
In 1725, the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, located in Saxony, Germany, marked porcelain with crossed swords.
In the aftermath of the First World War pessimism hung over Meissen with almost palpable heaviness.
The 233 lots, which included chess sets, figures and dinner services, dated mostly from the 18th century and featured fine examples of Chinese export porcelain and early Meissen. But what distinguished the collection were its holdings of English 18th-century porcelain.
Meissen today is synonymous with a certain sort of delicacy, refinement, fragility, purity, and also, it must be said, something like kitsch.
The eight-night 'Princely Treasures on the Elbe' will depart on May 29 sailing from Prague to Berlin calling in at Dresden, Meissen and Potsdam, with fares from PS1,995pp.
The customer is king is not an adage taken lightly by Meissen, the German luxury brand founded more than 300 years ago by Emperor Augustus the Strong, ruler of Poland and Saxony, in 1710.
bronze of the dying Gaul, pair of 19th Century bronze Marley horses, vintage garden furniture, 19th Century Tiffany clock, 19th Century German Rococo porcelain clock, 19th Century gilt bronze clock and candelabra, vintage chandeliers from a John Staub mansion, 19th Century Baccarat five light candelabra, Meissen dessert set, 17th & 18th Century Spanish furnishings, Oriental rugs, Estate jewelry and much more.
But the pair panicked after failing to hide their faces and she was killed within hours of being snatched at 7.30pm in Meissen, Germany, detectives believe.