Characterized by ornate designs of fruit, shells, foliage, scrolls, and flowers, Dresden china arose during the Romantic period of the 19th century.
A blue crown Dresden mark was registered by four ceramic decorators in 1883.
As many of the designers and decorators he employed were perfectly capable of creating items and decorations in the Dresden style, the small company nearly instantly started to make a wide array of Dresden type figures and gift items.
This also lead to a paradoxon: while many people claim that 'Sandizell' marked items are cheap junk, most 'unidentified' or wrongly attributed porcelain lace figures are seen good enough to pass them off as 'original Dresden'.
Same mold, same material, same decoration as marked items ... When compared with items from other manufacturers from the same period the Sandizell items are not better or worse than items made by any other (mostly overrated) company.
Dresden was chosen because the city was a center of this artistic movement in Europe.
However, other marks are considered to be authentic Dresden as well.
As a result, these pieces of Meissen sold in Dresden were mistakenly referred to as Dresden.