Green Ming Dragon

Fine Meissen porcelain brooch set in gold, Germany circa 1985

A beautiful brooch made of genuine Meissen porcelain in a hand-forged gold setting: The oval plaque shows the so-called "green Ming dragon" on a white background. The Ming dragon is one of the most famous decorations of the Meissen porcelain manufactory and already decorated the precious porcelains with the Electoral Saxon swords in the years around 1740. These paintings, which are based on Chinese models, have lost none of their fascination to this day, as they are regarded as mysterious and timeless. The shape of the sword mark on the reverse reveals that the porcelain plaque was made after 1934. Due to the solid 14-carat gold setting, we date the piece of jewellery to the 1980s. The brooch is a wonderful piece of jewellery for all friends of the traditional porcelain manufactory, which was the first in Europe to reveal the secret of the production of "white gold".

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.