Definition of Meissen in English:



  • A fine hard-paste porcelain produced in Meissen since 1710. Often called Dresden.

    • ‘There is a loan exhibition of Meissen porcelain from the British Museum in London entitled The Glory of Saxony.’
    • ‘The Porcelain Collection in Zwinger houses the biggest and the most complete Meissen porcelain collection in the world.’
    • ‘In song, he has the fragility of Meissen china and the force of steel.’
    • ‘His finest pieces of Meissen and Chelsea porcelain were displayed in the Front Drawing Room, lesser pieces in the rear room and so on.’
    • ‘Peering out from the stand of Brian Haughton Antiques will be a fine pair of Meissen hares modelled around 1750 by the inimitable J.J. Kandler.’


Named after the city of Meissen in eastern Germany.