Meissen Court Dragon dinnerware

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2015-06-26 10:39:58

Meissen Court Dragon dinnerware is porcelain dinnerware (also known as tableware) produced by German manufacturer Meissen.

 

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 Court Dragon dinnerware

Meissen Court Dragon dinnerware was first produced in the early 18th century, and is still made today. It was first employed at the royal court of Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony from 1694 to 1733.

The pattern features depictions of fighting Ho Ho birds and elongated dragons. The pattern was produced on a vast range of dinnerware and is available in several different colours, including yellow, purple, blue, and red.

How much is Meissen Court Dragon dinnerware worth?

A 234-piece Meissen yellow Court Dragon dinner service, made between 1815 and 1934, achieved $11,000 at a Dallas Auction Gallery auction in 2007.

Good condition antique bowls can sell for around $100 at internet auction sites.

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