As the oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe, founded in 1710 Meissen occupies a unique position amongst porcelain makers worldwide. Their worldwide renown is rooted in artisanal expertise and centuries of artistic tradition, whose masterpieces are produced entirely by hand. Uncompromising quality, expertise and excellence is priority at Meissen. The intricacy and perfection of their hand-painted patterns is incomparable. Marked with Meissen's crossed blue swords.