Within a few years after the main Royal Porcelain Factory in Meissen opened its doors ca s, producing some of the finest and definitely the very first European specimens in porcelain, several artisans from various parts of the country flocked to the area to add their significant contribution in decorating figurines and other objects. In addition to the plentiful resources of the region such as Kaolin white clay , wood and water that are essential in making porcelain, most studios were able to purchase blanks directly from Meissen to use as stock. This reduced the cost of producing their own prime material and enabled them to concentrate on the decorative aspects of each piece, which required smaller premises. For these reasons, these decorating activities consisted mostly of hand-painting porcelain figurines or tableware, but also in making small bits of porcelain hats, small animals, flowers, handles etc to attach to the original blanks to enhance their appeal.
Porcelain and pottery marks - Thieme Potschappel Dresden marks
IDENTIFY & APPRAISE DRESDEN FIGURINES & PORCELAIN
Dresden Porcelain is often confused with Meissen porcelain, but only because Meissen blanks were used initially. However, Dresden porcelain refers more to an artistic movement than a particular porcelain company. In fact, several competing ceramic studios emerged under the Dresden umbrella, particularly in the Saxony capital in response to the rise of romanticism during the 19th century. Dresden was an important centre for the artistic, cultural and intellectual movement, and it attracted painters, sculptors, poets, philosophers and porcelain decorators alike.
PORCELAIN MARKS FROM MEISSEN & DRESDEN
Meissen Porcelain Figural Groups, early 20thC Porcelain marks are usually identified by naming the original manufacturer or maker and dating them to a certain period. However, there are groups of porcelain marks that are identified based on the location of the maker rather than the actual company, which can be confusing. This is particularly true for certain regions in the world that have a rich tradition in porcelain making, usually because there are several factories or studios in the area. One of the most famous such regions is Dresden and Meissen. These names represent specific towns in the Saxony region of Germany previously Poland and this misnomer is partly explained by the very history of the first indigenous appearance of porcelain in Europe, and especially by how its production spread from that region thereafter.
Dresden Porcelain - Pottery Mark Query: The marking at the bottom of each piece says Dresden made in Saxony It has a gold rose on the bottom of each piece also. Its is beautiful with with birds and a lot of gold. I was wondering if you could tell me anything about them or how I might find out their worth.