Romance online exhibition
Meissen porcelain factory near Dresden in Germany
Porcelain, painted polychrome enamel in reserved cartouche, gilding and dark blue ground
Accession number M1601
Meissen made the first porcelain in Europe in 1708 and production began in 1710. They introduced the famous 'cross swords' mark in 1720 to protect their products, one of the oldest trademarks in existence. The brand still exists today and can be seen on the Meissen website.
Part of the Decorative Art collection at National Museums Liverpool.
Back to the top