Meissen Child figurines

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2015-06-26 10:39:57

Meissen Child figurines are porcelain figurines produced by German manufacturer Meissen, depicting boys and girls in a range of guises.

 

Background

Meissen is a German porcelain manufacturer, established in 1710 in the town of Meissen. It was the first factory to produce European hard-paste porcelain.

Meissen is particularly known for its figurines of humans and animals, as well as its dinnerware. It remains one of the world’s foremost porcelain manufacturers, and continues to produce a number of styles and designs that date from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Meissen Child figurines

Meissen Child figurines were first produced in the 18th century and continued to be manufactured in the 19th century, from where the majority of examples available today come.

A small number of examples come in pairs of a boy and girl, including badminton players.

How much are Meissen Child figurines worth?

Good condition specimens from the 19th century can achieve around £600.

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