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Antique porcelain: Or the white gold!

For centuries, objects made of porcelain have been considered extremely special and popular worldwide. So porcelain does not bear the nickname "white gold" for nothing. But the success of the bright material was initially a long time coming. According to history books, ancient porcelain was first produced in the seventh century in ancient China, before the famous navigator and trader Marco Polo brought porcelain to Europe for the very first time in the 13th century.

From this point on, it took another three centuries and many qualitative improvements before porcelain finally started its triumphal procession in Europe and was suddenly imported through all trade routes. Now there was no stopping and especially nobler and higher personalities literally tore themselves after the popular material.

Also, the first research began to trace the recipe for porcelain and produce the white gold itself in Germany. This was achieved at the beginning of the 18th century by a company that is still known to us all today. Well, do you already know the answer? If not, we do not want to keep you in suspense for long. It is the company Meissen - probably the most famous porcelain manufactory in Europe.

The value of antique porcelain

But why is porcelain worth so much if it can be produced and multiplied as often as desired? This brings us to the real crux: porcelain itself is not really expensive to produce these days. Quite the contrary. There are enough manufacturers who mass produce porcelain and sell it for little money. So, first of all, it's nothing special to have porcelain items in your own home. Therefore, the questions that should be asked to determine the value instead are the following:

  • What do I have from porcelain?
  • Who is the manufacturer?
  • What is the age of the piece?
  • What is the condition?
  • What is the general porcelain quality? Are there any cracks or scratches?
  • Is the porcelain item rare?

Only by answering these questions can you really determine whether the various porcelain works of art have real value or not. Particularly valuable are antique porcelain pieces that are only rarely in circulation and are still in good condition.

The various items of antique porcelain

You should also pay special attention to the type of porcelain products in question. Particularly often represented are antique figures and smaller sculptures of white gold, which come from different eras. They are especially suitable as decorative items to add that certain something to a classic or traditional interior. In addition, antique porcelain figurines are particularly popular collector's items.

Rare porcelain pieces such as plates or cups are also suitable for special occasions. Here the rule is: the more complete a whole set, the more valuable and higher the price. Here's a little tip: Often our parents own antique porcelain tableware that has been passed down from generation to generation and is therefore many decades old. Just ask and be surprised!

Another important point is also the design of the tableware. Typically, plates, cups and cans of porcelain are painted with the most diverse motifs. These can be flowers, animals or even whole sceneries with fields and trees. Also golden border often noble the most diverse parts of a tableware. Antique porcelain from Asia, on the other hand, is often decorated with mythical creatures of Chinese mythology (for example, dragons).

In addition to figurines and tableware, numerous antique vases were also made of porcelain, which also often come with colorful decorations and paintings. Nevertheless, here too, the exception proves the rule: in addition to vases with colored elements, in our store you can also find individual porcelain vases that shine in the purest white. Just browse through the individual pages and you will soon come across the first eye-catchers!