Meissen china
noun see Meissen I

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  • Meissen porcelain — Meisen hard porcelain vase, circa 1730. Indianische Blume ( Flowers of the Indies ) in imitation of the Kakiemon style of Arita porcelain, Japan. Meissen porcelain or Meissen china is the first European hard paste porcelain that was developed… …   Wikipedia

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  • Meissen — I. noun Etymology: Meissen, Saxony, Germany Date: 1863 a ceramic ware made at Meissen near Dresden; especially a European porcelain developed under the patronage of the king of Saxony about 1715 and used for both ornamental and table wares called …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Meissen — For porcelain originating in Meissen, see Meissen porcelain. Meißen Meissen Albrechtsburg and Cathedral …   Wikipedia

  • Meissen porcelain — German hard paste, or true, porcelain produced at the Meissen factory, near Dresden in Saxony (now Germany), from 1710 until the present day. It was the first successfully produced true porcelain in Europe and dominated the style of European… …   Universalium

  • Meissen — /muy seuhn/, n. a city in E central Germany, on the Elbe River: famous for fine porcelain. 38,137. * * * ▪ Germany  city, Saxony Land (state), southeastern Germany. It lies on the Elbe River just northwest of Dresden. It grew out of the early… …   Universalium

  • china — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. chinaware, dishes, crockery; stoneware. See receptacle. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chinaware, dishes, earthenware, pottery, crockery, porcelain, stoneware; see also dish 1 . Varieties of china include:… …   English dictionary for students

  • Meissen porcelain. — See Dresden china. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • MEISSEN —    (15), a town of Saxony, on the Upper Elbe, 15 m. NW. of Dresden; has a very fine Gothic cathedral and an old castle. Gellert and Lessing were educated here. There is a large porcelain factory, where Dresden china is made, besides manufactures… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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