He was an avid collector, but he also funded the research and development to create a local porcelain industry, setting up his ceramic works in Meissen.

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The town of Meissen was renamed in 1776 to be Albrechtsburg after the castle.

In 1861, the factory was moved piece by piece to a new site in the Triebischtal where it still stands today.

Inclusion of the word 'England', 'Germany', 'France', 'Italy' in marks denotes a date after 1891, although some manufacturers added the word slightly before this date.

'Made in England', 'Made in Germany' and so on, denotes a 20th-century date.

Printed marks incorporating the Royal Arms are of 19th or 20th century date.

Printed marks incorporating the name of the pattern are subsequent to 1810.Use of the words 'Bone China', 'English Bone China', etc., denotes a 20th-century date.he Elbe river north of Dresden is the setting for Meissen, Germany.Meissen's trademark of crossed swords, derived from Augustus' coat of arms, is known the world over as a mark of the finest quality and a great history.The swords are painted on the porcelain body after the first firing but before the application of glaze, using a special color of cobalt blue and was first adopted in 1724. This company (or it products) which has existed for well over a hundred years, is internationally known as "Royal Worcester." The articles of Association for the new firm are dated June 24, 1862.Incised into the still soft clay during manufacture, in which case the mark will show a slight ploughed-up effect and have a free spontaneous appearance.