The Meissen Porcelain Factory has been around for a long time. It was in Meissen where the white porcelain was made for the first time in Europe. It was the Polish King August the Strong, a big porcelain fan, to whom porcelain used to be delivered from faraway China.
Only thanks to the interest of August the Strong to grasp the production mystery of porcelain, the so-called white gold, we can enrich our tables with luxury porcelain designs today. He was persistent and kept trying to come up with the ideal recipe for porcelain production. In the end, he succeeded. In 1710, the first manufacture in Meissen was open. And this manufacture has been producing luxurious porcelain until today.
Nevertheless, the inventor of the process was not the Polish King. Instead, it was Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus who came up with the invention in 1708. After his death, his student, Johann Friedrich Böttger, continued with the production.
Meissen porcelain boosts a unique design, known around the world. It is called “blue onion” design. If you have blue onion designed porcelain at home and if you can locate the traditional sign in the form of two crossed swords, you can rest assured that you own authentic, luxurious Meissen porcelain.
Nevertheless, it is not only the blue onion design that has made the porcelain factory so popular. Luxurious porcelain of various designs represents a guarantee of high quality and precise production, which are exactly the characteristics that the Meissen Company is famous for around the world. Today, the company makes not only the porcelain in the form it has always done. It also manufactures porcelain jewels, watches or luxurious interior decorations. Moreover, the company also collaborates with leading designers and artists.