Updated at 2022-03-10
Meissen porcelain originated more than 300 years ago in the German city of Dresden. It’s been praised as “Europe’s No. 1 porcelain” and “the Rolls-Royce of porcelain.” It laid the cornerstone of European porcelain-making skills, and the changes in the characteristics of products over the centuries are a microcosm of European art history. More importantly, Meissen porcelain products are a type of cultural heritage as products sought by European nobility, as well as modern and exquisite daily articles. The platinum cup set in the image is precisely an exquisite and practical gift. Platinum and gold were added to the manufacturing process, giving the surface of the cup a subtle and gorgeous platinum sheen. The cup is marked with the German Trade Office’s logo.
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