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Table of Fine Porcelain and Other Marks shown below

Please remember that all of our items are Antique and Vintage and may or may not have the usual minimal utensil marks or slight wear from normal use.  Anything of significance is duly noted in our descriptions and photographed if possible.  We strive very hard to assure the high-quality of our products and to fully disclose any significant flaws. 

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Table of Fine Porcelain and Other Marks

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Efineantiques, Sharon Dickinson, and Sharon Dickinson Fine Antiques

 

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Thanks to each of you who have graciously shared your  family stories and pictures.

 

Alphabetical Listing of Fine Porcelain, China, and Other Identifying Marks, Signatures, Labels, etc.

(Bibliography at end of this page)

Abingdon USA, Abingdon Potteries, Abingdon, Illinois.  In business from 1908 under the name Abdingdon Sanitary Manufacturing Company, making plumbing fixtures.  The name was changed to Abingdon Potteries in 1945. (Source:  Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain and Clay, by Lois Lehner, page 12.)

 

1940's Abingdon Vase

Adler.  Unidentified, but was probably an exporter in Bavaria, Germany.  Found on assorted Love Story pieces from JKW, a studio in Bavaria who decorated in the Vienna style.  Foreign in the mark was for export purposes.

 

Item #4105 currently For Sale

Picture contributed by Gary Hadden of Hailey Idaho

Adderley England, Adderleys, Ltd., Longton, Staffordshire, England.  In business since 1906.  Mark used c.1912-1926.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 84.)

Picture contributed by Gary Hadden of Hailey IdahoPictures contributed by Gary Hadden of Hailey, Idaho, USA.  He inherited this beautiful hand painted bowl from his Mother.  It measures 12" wide x 8" across x 7" tall.

Adderley Fine Bone China, England

Ahrenfeldt, Charles, Limoges, France.  A porcelain factory and decorating studio in Limoges, France.  The France CA mark is the factory mark.  The C. Ahrenfeldt Limoges mark is the decorating mark.  Both marks are dated 1894-1930's.   (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 21, 23)  Pictures contributed by PH in Lancaster, Ohio, who inherited this set of china from her grandmother who was married on New Year's day in 1920.  This was their wedding china given to them by her two brothers.  Notice the picture of the mark includes a patent date of 3/19/18.  The word Depose is French for registered.

AK France, A. Klingenberg, A porcelain factory and decorating studio in Limoges, France; whiteware mark used c.1890's-1910.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 216)

Celery Dish

Hand Painted Dish, signed but not dated.  Found by Karen in Florida among the treasures left by her mother-in-law, Helen.

AK Limoges France, A. Klingenberg, A porcelain factory and decorating studio in Limoges, France; decorating mark used c.1880's-1890's.  (Source:  Antique Limoges at Home, by Debby DuBay, page 231)

Celery Dish

Pictures contributed by B.S. in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin

AK CD Limoges France, A. Klingenberg and Charles Dwenger.  A decorating mark used c.1900-1910.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 71, 89, 90).  The green star is a whiteware mark used c.1891-1914  by the Coiffe Factory, Limoges, France.

Demitasse Cup and Saucer owned by C.W. in Austin, Texas

(see Kaiser)

AK Kaiser = (see Kaiser)

(see Occupied Japan)

American Beauty Occupied Japan = (see Occupied Japan)

Picture contributed by Teresa in Poland

Amphora., Amphora Porcelain Factory, Turne-Teplitz, Bohemia.  A Bohemian porcelain factory no longer in existence.  This mark is dated c.1905-1920, although the factory existed under various names until 1945 when  it was nationalized at the end of World War II.  (Sources:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 79; and Directory of European Porcelain by Ludwig Danckert, pages 460-61)

A R Germany = Unidentified Mark.  E-mail if you can help.

Found on this beautiful compote owned by NLR in Liberty, South Carolina.  As a child, N's mother (born in 1921), remembers this compote on her mother's table (N's grandmother), always with fruit in it.  N's mother believed it may have been a wedding gift for her parents in 1914.

(see Occupied Japan)

Ardalt Occupied Japan = (see Occupied Japan)

Arnart Imports, New York, New York.  The imitation beehive mark is for Arnart Imports, a New York importer of Japanese products.  The mark was apparently put into use in 1957.  The sources differ as to when it ended.  One says 1981, one says 2001, and one leaves it open-ended.  (Sources:  (1) Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 578; (2) Pottery and Porcelain Marks by Lage, page 19; and (3) Collectors Circle by Ginni D. Snodgrass, http://www.collectorscircle.com/bohemian/fakes/fakes2.html

Our Item #3870 (top mark)

Pat Justice in Flower Mound, Texas, received this pretty coffee set for Christmas and shared pictures with us as an example of Arnart products (bottom mark).

Picture courtesy of Anita in Williamsburg, Virginia

Arzberg Porcelain Factory, Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.  Mark used c.1928-1946.   (Source:  100 Jahre Porzellanfavrik Arzberg 1887-1987,  by Wilhalm Siemen, page 147)  Also see "Schonwald Porcelain Factory" for original mark for this factory.

Picture of mark  is courtesy of Anita in Virginia.  Picture of vase is courtesy of Suzan in Oregon. 

Pictures of vase courtesy of Suzan Guijord-Wilson in Gresham, Oregon.  The mark on Suzan's vase is the same as the mark from Anita, but without the gold mark.  Suzan inherited the vase from her grandmother, who in turn received it as a gift in the early 1960's from a wealthy couple in Brentwood, California, for whom she worked.   Grandmother meant a great deal to the couple and  passed along many of their things to her, including this vase.   Estimated age of the vase is 1930's.  Please e-mail if you can any additional information about the vase.  Suzan is wanting to sell it.  If interested , click on this link of our website for more information.

 

J. Lucio in Extremadura, an independent region in Western Spain, shared pictures of the dish he inherited from his grandmother.  It was acquired sometime in the years of 1937-1941 in Valladolid or Madrid.  That is compatible with the years this mark was in use (c.1928-1946).

 

Tony Booth in Brisbane, Australia, shared pictures of his plate that he purchased at a charity sale everal years ago in Brisbane.

Astoria Royal Bradwell, Arthur WoodAlthough I haven't found this particular mark, I have found that Arthur Wood started business in 1904 and is apparently still in business today in Staffordshire, England.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 160)    Item #2389

Unmarked

Austria.  This beautiful unmarked plate is possibly of Austrian origin.

Our  SOLD Item #3849

Austria, Boseck & Co. Porcelain Factory, Haida, Bohemia.  Mark used c.1892-1934.  This previously unknown mark was identified for us by Monika in Berlin, Germany.  (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 152).

Found on our SOLD Item #2499

Graeme, a kind viewer in Cambridge, England, sent pictures which include Austria as part of the marks.  Graeme said the set has been in his family since at least 1938 and that it was a wedding present to his grandparents from their grandparents and may have already been in the family much earlier. 
These cups and saucers owned by Elizaveta in South Florida, are yet other examples of products with this mark. 

Austria, blue overglaze mark, c.1890-1918, believed to be that of Josef Riedl, a decorating studio in Giesshubel, Bohemia (now known as Struzna, Czechia) (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 408 and 188)

 

Found on our SOLD Item #3848

 

This vase is missing its lid, but is nevertheless beautiful, with its vibrant colors and figural scene.

Owned by Carole Ray in Douglasville, Georgia.

Austria, Karlsbad.  Unidentified mark.  Please e-mail if you can help.  (Pictures contributed by ES in Ohio)

 

Picture contributed by Cynthia in New York

Austria, SLS.   Unidentified mark.  Please e-mail if you can help.  (Pictures contributed by Cynthia Picture contributed by Cynthia in New Yorkof Long Island, New York)

 

Austria, Vienna.  Possibly that of P. H. Leonard, a New York importer of porcelain, who used a very similar mark c.1890-1908 and in business c.1890-1910.

Austria, Imperial Crown China.  A decorator's and importer's mark for Bawo and Dotter who had a porcelain and decorating studio in Fischern, Bohemia (now Rybare Czechia).  They also had a decorating studio in Limoges, France. Their main office was in New York City.  Years of operation were c.1883-c.1914.  (Sources: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, Revised Edition, pages 401 and 125; and Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, Revised Edition, page 170)

 

Both marks found on our SOLD Item #2566

This beautiful plate owned by Rebecca Owenby of North East Georgia has the Imperial Crown mark only.

Austria, Vienna.  Possibly that of P. H. Leonard, a New York importer of porcelain, who used a very similar mark c.1890-1908 and in business c.1890-1910. 

Signed M. Waterman, possibly an American china painter

Found on our SOLD Item #2345

Austria, Vienna (Wiener) Porcelain Factory Augarten, Vienna, Austria.  This mark was put into use in 1923 by a joint stock company established for carrying on the former state-owned Vienna Porcelain Factory which was closed in 1864. (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 473 and 474)

Found  on our SOLD Item #2308

Austria, Vienna.  Unidentified Mark.  Please e-mail if you can help.

 

Found on this vase owned by Morgan Cottle of Ashland, Oregon.

Aynsley Bone China, England.  1920's.  The second mark is for Ovington Bros. who was a retailer in New York and Chicago.  This mark combination is on a set of dishes owned by KSH of Santa Barbara, California.  Her grandmother purchased them brand new in New York City sometime prior to 1935.  The set is now missing 12 saucers and KSH is trying to replace them.  If you have any knowledge of this unknown pattern or a source for the saucers, please see our new "Requests" link for contact information for KSH.

Aynsley Fine Bone China, England.  c.1950's.

B in shield with beehive and  Made in Germany.   c. 1940's.  Unidentified, but probably a retailer or exporter who distributed JKW products under their own name.  Found on several JKW items.

 

Item #4093 Chocolate Cup currently For Sale

B in shield = see Royal Rudolstaldt Beyer &Bock

BB Germany.  Unidentified mark.  Please e-mail if you know.

Found on this cup and saucer from Donna.

(See Blakeman and Henderson)

B & H Limoges (See Blakeman and Henderson)

(See Limoges and Bassett)

Bassett Limoges Austria.  (See Limoges and Bassett)

Bavaria (See Kerafina Porcelain Factory)

Bavaria (See Schaller, Oscar)

Bavaria Germany.  Unidentified mark.  Please e-mail if you know.

Found on this coffee set owned by MC in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Beautiful applied gold designs on cobalt blue.  Also found on a black set owned by Angel, another viewer, who thinks it might be Bareuther & Company.  Angel's mother originally brought it back from a visit to her family in East Germany.

Bavarian Autumn Hand Painted.  Found on this tray which is a transfer pattern with hand painted finishing rather than actually hand painted.  Pattern name is Autumn.  Signed Alberti, who probably added the hand painted touches and the gold trim on the rim.  See further comments in next section. 

Pictures of tray and mark contributed by L.T. of St. Charles, Missouri

Bavarian Crimson Rambler Hand Painted.  Found on examples of hand painted and hand decorated porcelains that are signed by artists who are most likely American China Painters.  My speculation is that this overglaze green stamp was provided for application on the whiteware after decoration with the flower pattern that was copied by the artists.  Pattern name is Crimson Rambler.  Please e-mail if you can verify this one way or the other.

(See Elite Works)

Bawo and Dotter Limoges.  (See Elite Works)

 (See those listed at right)

Beehive Marks:   (See (1) ES Germany (2) Austria; (3) CN; (4) Herzog Galleries; (5) Arnalt Imports; (6) Bloch & Co;

Belleek Pottery Company in Ireland.  c.1964-1980.

(See Royal Rudolstadt)

Beyer and Bock.  (See Royal Rudolstadt)

(See Mintons)

Birks.  (See Mintons)

Blakeman and Henderson, Limoges, France, c. early 1900's.  Both marks are exporting marks used by Blakeman and Henderson who were exporters, not manufacturers or decorators (Source: Limoges Porcelain, 3rd Edition, by Mary Frank Gaston, page 58)

 

Both marks found on this old cup and saucer.

Bloch & Co., Eichwald, Bohemia, Austria, c. 1900.  (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 187).

 

Beehive mark found on this beautiful urn    (Pictures contributed by Cheri in Seattle)

Bohemia Ceramic Works, Neurohlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia c.1922-1945.  Floradora is the pattern.  (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 46)

See our Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

(See Rudolstadt)

Bohne Sons, Ernest.  (See Rudolstadt)

(See Coronet)

Borgfeldt, George.  (See Coronet)

Brauer, Jul. H., Hand Painted China.  Possibly a New York City decorator.  Paired with HC Royal Bavaria mark that has been identified by one source as being a U. S. importer's mark on German, French, Austrian, and U.K. Porcelain.  c.1890's-1930's.

 

Pictures contributed by A.J.S. in Tennessee

Brevete, P. L., Paris.   Stamped label written in French which appears to say something about "Honorable Mention at Exposition Universelle of 1855, Papier, Carton, Chassis, Toiles, Anti-Ponce pour le Pastel, P. L. Brevete, PARIS, Marque Deposee.  This appears to be the stamp of the manufacturer of the board/paper used by artists for their creations.  Apparently, he was given honorable mention for his products at the1855 Exposition.  Found on back of a 19th Century French Pastel Portrait by M. C. Kimball, a documented American Artist who exhibited a portrait drawing in a Paris Salon in 1886.  (Source:  Artprice.com and American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, page 361)   Item #1847

 (See GB and Signatures GB)

Burley & Co., Gilman Burley = (See GB and Signatures GB)

(See Ahrenfeldt, Charles)

CA or C. Ahrenfeldt.  (See Ahrenfeldt, Charles)

Caine's Studio, Akron, Ohio.  A decorating studio.  Found on a hand painted plate with a Thomas Sevres Bavaria manufacturing mark dated to c.1908 plus.  Item #2352

Carlsbad Austria  (unidentified) Possibly Carlsbad China.

Our Sold Item #2084

Carlsbad China, Austria, Altrohlau, Austria.  This decorating studio was in business c.1880-1910.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 454).  We haven't been able to find this particular Carlsbad China mark, but assume it is the same Carlsbad China.

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2282

(See Limoges)

Castel, Limoges France.  (See Limoges)

Castleton China     (More later)

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Cauldon England, Cauldon, Ltd., Hanley, Staffordshire, England.  c.1905-1920.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 166)

Caverswall England.  Summer is the pattern.

 

 

Caverswall England.    (More later)

Picture contributed by C.P. in Arkansas

CF, Christian Fischer, Pirkenhammer, Bohemia.  The incised CF mark is one used 1846-57, according to pages 365 and 366 of the Directory of European Porcelain by Ludwig Danckert.  For more information about the Pirkenhammer factory, go to www.pirken-hammer.com  for inks to their hallmarks and history.

Chaufriasse, Marc, Limoges.  No information.

(see Occupied Japan)

Chubu China Occupied Japan = (see Occupied Japan)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

CICO, Made in Germany, Bavaria.  Undocumented in any books that I have.  Possibly a retailer or distributor post-war (WWII).  Please e-mail if you know.

First mark found on this dish owned by Burdell Hall of Morton, Illinois.  Mark is stamped over what appears to be a Schumann whiteware mark.

First mark also found on this pretty figural dish owned by Brenda Walston in Kansas City, Kansas.  The mold appears to be a Schumann ash tray mold.

 

Second mark found on this plate owned by Debi McDonald of Amarillo, Texas.   Overstamped mark more visible and no doubt a Schumann mark.

Third mark found paired with a Schumann factory mark on our Item #2675.

 

 

Fourth mark with U. S. Zone on this plate that appears to be a Schumann product, but without a Schumann mark.  Pictures contributed by Bradley Zane of Cambria, California.

Picture not available

CN = (see Naudot & Co.)

Coalport.  c.1891-1920.   (Source:  Collectible Cups and Saucers, Book III, by Harrans, page 359)

Coalport.  This mark is dated to c.1949-1959.  (Source:  Collectible Cups and Saucers, Book III, by Harrans, page 359)

(see Limoges, France)

Coiffe Factory = (see Limoges, France)

(See "Windsor")

Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd, at Windsor Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire, England.  (See "Windsor")

Coronet, George Borgfeldt, a New York importer with a porcelain decorating studio in Paris, France, who used the Coronet mark c.1906-1920 The star is a whiteware mark from the Coiffe Factory in Limoges, France, who used it after 1914. (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 71, 89, 90)

Crown Staffordshire England.  Mark is dated to c.1906-1930, according to Kovel's, page 87.  Item #2399

Crown Staffordshire England.  Kovel's, page 107, shows this mark as being put into use in 1930 and continuing at least into the 1980's.  Item #2275

C. T. Germany, C. Tielsch & Co, Altwasser, Silesia, Germany. c.1845-1870 (Page 57 of Rontgen's Third Edition of Marks on German, Bohemian , and Austrian Porcelain).  Described as a blue or green underglaze mark.

 

Pictures contributed by Hanson in North Dakota who found this teacup on her husband's family farm

Blue Mark

C. T. Germany, C. Tielsch & Co, Altwasser, Silesia, Germany.  Old marks used c.1875 through 1934 (Source:  Kovel's, page 23).  The second pictured mark is green and apparently a whiteware mark. 

Green Mark

 

Found on this hand painted plate, Item #3852

 

C. T. Germany, C. Tielsch & Co, Altwasser, Silesia, Germany.  Old marks used c.1875 through 1934 (Source:  Kovel's, page 23).   Based on the number 25 included as part of the original mark, this appears to have been used in 1925.   (On page 375 of his Third Edition of Marks on German, Bohemian , and Austrian Porcelain, Rontgen states that from 1920 until 1945, the last two digits on the year or the full year were included in these marks). 

Found on this Lustreware Art Deco style tea set owned by Sue in Wisconsin USA Sue inherited the set from her great-aunt and believes she most likely purchased it around 1930 in Elgin, Illinois.

 

C. T. Germany, C. Tielsch & Co, Altwasser, Silesia, Germany.  Old marks used c.1875 through 1934 (Source:  Kovel's, page 23).  Found on this Lustreware Cup and Saucer owned by Karen Milliorn in New Mexico.  It originally belonged to her grandmother, whose family came from Baden-Baden in Germany in the 1870's.  This set most likely dates to c.1920's-30's.

Green Mark

A newer C.T. green mark found on a set of wedding dishes from approximately 1947 and now owned by Arthur and Carla Norton of Newtonmore, Scotland.  Carla's Dutch parents were the original owners as newlyweds. 

Arthur and Carla would like to add more pieces to their set if anyone out there has a source.

Picture courtesy of Cynthia

Czechoslovakia, D.F..  This mark was contributed by Cynthia who has identified it as being Epiag D.F. Porcelain Dalovice.  Based on the following website, it is apparently a current mark: Ginni's Collectors Circle

Found on this plate.

Czechoslovakia, JSK, Porcelain Factory Giebhubel Johann Schuldes.  This is a modern-day mark, probably a decorating mark, and is said to have been used after 1993.  The factory was in business 1803-1945 under a variety of names, the last of which was the above name beginning in 1902.  Though the factory closed in 1945 and this mark said to have been used after 1993, it is unclear as to what current name was/is used.   (Sources:  Bohemian Decorated Porcelain, by Dr. James D. Henderson, pages 32-33; and Ginni's Collectors Circle)  (Picture of mark contributed by Barry)

Mark contributed by MF in Nottingham Enland

Czechoslovakia, Karlovarsky Porcelain, Chodau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.  Newer mark used 1945-1992.  Originally called Haas & Czjzek which was founded in 1792 (as so noted in this mark).  (Source:  Ginni's Collectors Circle )

Pictures of tea set and its mark contributed by MF in Nottingham England.

Czechoslovakia, Schmieger & Sons, Schonfeld, Carlsbad, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.  A decorating studio.  (Sources:  Directory of European Porcelain by Ludwig Danckert, page 413; and Keramik-Marken Lexikon,1885-1935, by Dieter Zuhlsdorff, page 293).  The blue mark with the crown is that of Schneider & Co. of Altrohlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, 1904-1945 (page 84 of Kovel's).

Czechoslovakia, Stara Role.  Ruenl prace Fr Repik C.S.R.  Haven't been able to identify or interpret this Czech mark.   Please e-mail if you can help.   Click here for my Glossary where you will find some Czech history.

Found on this beautiful Chintz coffee set owned by MD in Green Bay Wisconsin.

Deluxe Decorating Works, New York.  c.1920's-30's.  Paired with a Hutschenreuther whiteware mark and an Ovington's of New York retailer's mark, all of which are found on a set of beautiful plates owned by Gail Shover of Granbury, Texas.  The plates were decorated by Deluxe exclusively for Ovington's.  

Gail would like to sell the plates.   Please e-mail her directly if you have an interest.

Donath and Company, in business c.1872-1916 in Dresden, Germany.  This decorating mark is c.1893-1916.  The gold flower in this mark is covering the name of the factory that produced the blank.  Blanks commonly used by Donath were from Meissen, Thomas, and Limoges.  (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page 19)

Found on this saucer originally owned by us and now SOLD

Donath and Company, in business c.1872-1916 in Dresden, Germany.  This decorating mark is c.1893-1916.  The gold flower in this mark is covering the name of the factory that produced the blank.  Blanks commonly used by Donath were from Meissen, Thomas, and Limoges.  (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page 19)

Pictures of tea set and its mark contributed by P.W. of Chatham, Massachusetts, USA

Donath and Company, in business c.1872-1916 in Dresden, Germany.  This decorating mark is c.1893-1916Paired with mark from Ovington Brothers, a high-end retailer on Fifth Avenue in New York City

Found on this beautiful bowl owned by E.M. in Tranquility, New Jersey, who found it in a local antique shop.   It was decorated by Donath especially for the Ovington Brothers retailer.  The flowers in the center of the bowl are the beautiful and popular Dresden Flowers.

Donegal Parian China in Ireland.  From what we can figure out, it was incorporated in 1988 and dissolved in 2000 when it was acquired by Belleek.  Here are a few helpful links.

https://www.duedil.com//company/NI022192/donegal-parian-china-ireland-limited

http://www.belleek.com/Company-Info/

http://www.donegalshop.ie/irish-belleek-china.aspx

This  previously unidentified mark was identified by Yolanda Vaughn in Oakland, Maine.  Thank you, Yolanda!!

 

Found on this thimble owned by K.B. in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 

Dresden. Unknown mark.  Found on items purchased late 1940's-early 1950's in a gift shop in Germany

Please e-mail if you recognize the marks.

Pictures from PEB in Leonardtown, Maryland

Picture Courtesy of Lorraine in New York

 

Dresden China, Dresden Pottery, East Liverpool, Ohio,   The company used this mark c.1905-1925 while under the management of The Potters Cooperative which was founded in 1882 and lasted until 1925.  This is the last mark shown for Dresden Pottery.  The factory was originally founded in 1875 by Brunt, Bloor, and Martin.  (Source:  Lehner's Encyclopedia of U. S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain, and Clay by Lois Lehner, page 60.) 

(1) Mark found on plate pictured at far left and owned by Lorraine in New York

(2) Same mark also found on this beautiful plate owned by BJS in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.  It came down to BJS from her grandmother to her mother and now to her.  The scene is called Courtship.

(See Donath and Company)

 

Dresden, Donath.  (See Donath and Company)

 

(See Hirsch, Franziska)

Dresden, Franziska Hirsch.  (See Hirsch, Franziska)

(See Klemm, Richard)

 

Dresden, RK.  (See Klemm, Richard)

 

Dresden, RL.  Unidentified.  Please e-mail if you can help.

(See Signatures)

Duval (See Signatures)

(See E & R)

Ebeling and Reuss   (See E & R)

Edelstein Bavaria.  Edelstein Porcelain Factory, Kups, Bavaria, Germany, c.1931-1974.  Maria-Theresia is most likely the style/design/shape of the mold.  16703 is apparently a pattern number.

Found on this Moss Rose plate believed to be from the 1940'sPictures contributed by Ann in Georgia.

Edgewood China, USA.  Apparently a small decorating shop that has not been documented in the reference books as far as we know.  We have, therefore, been accumulating information through our Q & A link beginning in January 2005 and have received several contributions, including the following which has confirmed that Edgewood was apparently a decorating shop as we speculated in the beginning.  We still don't know its exact location.  A very nice e-bay seller sent me these pictures which have been very helpful in learning more about Edgewood.  This Homer Laughlin mark is a whiteware mark from the 1920's-30's (Source: Decorative American Pottery Whiteware, page 131, by Jeanie Klamm Wilby).  Notice the gold Edgewood mark, which appears to be a decorating mark.  This supports the suggestion at the beginning of this posting on January 5, 2005, that Edgewood China must have been a small decorating shop that decorated whiteware from various factories, including whiteware from Homer Laughlin China  Company of West Virginia USA.  "Thank you, Ben, for sending these pictures."  Ben's user name on ebay is the-nook.

Picture contributed by LIB in New York

Here are more Edgewood marks that have been contributed to us by helpful viewers.   See our Q & A of January 2005 for more details and pictures.  Dates of these marks are unknown

Elite Works, Bawo and Dotter, Limoges France.  Red decorating mark is c.1891-1900.  Bawo and Dotter were New York importers and had a decorating studio in Limoges, France, which they called The Elite Works.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 28, 33) 

Found on a miniature teacup with attached saucer.  Our Item #3944

Elite Works, Bawo and Dotter, Limoges France.  Red decorating mark is c.1900-1914. Green whiteware mark is c. after 1900.  Bawo and Dotter were New York importers and had a decorating studio in Limoges, France, which they called The Elite Works.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 28, 32, 33)  Item #2271

Bouillon Cup owned by Karen Milliorn in New Mexico. 

Please e-mail if you know the pattern.

Elite Works, Bawo and Dotter, Limoges France.  Same as previous mark except for the added word HAND PAINTED.  This mark found on first Leaf Dish at left.  The second dish has the same mark, but without the word Hand Painted.  Both are owned by Perry Prescott of the Puget Sound/Washington State area and were purchased c.1900 by William Lancaster Hooper for presentation to his wife Elizabeth Harriet Hooper.  The Hoopers were ancestors of Perry on his mother's side, and I believe were his grandparents. 

Elite Works, Bawo and Dotter, Limoges France.  Same as previous red marks except with the added mark in gold -- PORTE D'OR -- perhaps a pattern line or name??

 

 

Elite Works, Bawo and Dotter, Limoges France.  Green whiteware mark is c. after 1900.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 32)  A red crown mark and the words J.McD&S Limoges, is a decorating mark, 1890-1914 ((Source:  Antique Limoges at Home by Debby DuBay, page 233.)  Item #2394

Ens, Karl, a porcelain factory in Rudolstadt Volkstedt Thuringia Germany.  The mark is shown in the German Trademark of Registry as being registered in 1900.  How long it stayed in use is unclear. 

Found on this porcelain cherub owned by Judith F. in Boston, Massachusetts.

Judith inherited it from her aunt who acquired it at least 50 years ago (1950's), perhaps earlier.  Where she found it is unknown.

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Ens, Karl, a porcelain factory in Rudolstadt Volkstedt Thuringia Germany.  The mark is shown in the German Trademark of Registry as being registered in 1919, and it is shown to have still been in use in 1977.  (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, pages 394 and 671)

Erphila.  Presumably, this green circle that says Erphila is for Ebeling and Reuss (read next section) and possibly one of it earliest marks, though not documented until now as far as we know since we haven't been able to find it in any of the many books we have.   We think it is pre-1935.

It was found on an old Schumann creamer and sugar dated to c.1920's or even earlier and is the first confirmation we have that E & R (Erphila) was importing Schumann to the U. S. prior to World War II.  (Click here for our Schumann research)

Pictures contributed by Bruce Hoffmann of Hollister, Missouri.

E&R Erphila, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Founded in 1886, they were importers of china and glass from Europe.  By the late 1930s and prior to the war, they were importing sizeable amounts of tableware and giftware from Germany, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Finland, and Sweden.  This particular mark was designed in 1935 and incorporated the word Erphila -- ER for Ebeling and Reuss and Phila for Philadelphia.  (Source:  China and Glass in America 1880-1980, Dallas Museum of Art, page 289).  This mark is found on our Item #1286.

E&R Erphila, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Cherry Chintz was a product line.  Golden Glow was a pattern name.  c.1930's

Pictures contributed by Karin Rotroff in the UK

E&R Italy Hand Painted.  Appears to be the American importer Ebeling and Reuss.  I've never seen their mark handwritten, so can't guarantee the authenticity of this, but tend to believe it is genuine.  Perhaps the painter was just trying to identify it on his/her own as having done the work for E&R.  7816 was probably the painter's number.

The mark is found on this very pretty fruit compote owned by Armand Lucarelli of Boston, Massachusetts.

E&R, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Unsure of date of this glazed-over paper seal, but without the word Erphila as part of the mark (see above), we assume it may be c.late 1940's-early 1950's, and possibly an interim mark used just after the war (WW II) and prior to putting the blue Golden Crown  mark into use.  Wild Rose is a pattern name from the Schumann Porcelain Factory of Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.  E&R was importing china from Schumann to the U.S. prior to World War II and then resumed imports after the war ended in 1945.  (Picture contributed by Betty Siegfort in Central Florida)

E&R Royal Crown, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Paper seal.  Without the word Erphila as part of the mark (see above), but with a crown similar to the later blue Golden Crown mark below, could this be another interim mark used just after the war (WW II)???  Until we find documentation otherwise, we assume this mark is c.late 1940's-early 1950's, and possibly an interim mark used after the war and prior to putting the blue mark into use.  (Picture contributed by Diedre)

E&R Golden Crown, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This "newer" blue Golden Crown mark was put into use in 1954 (earliest that I can document based on old pamphlets).  German china imported by E & R from Schumann, Jaeger, and Heinrich during the years 1954 and later will have this mark.  (Click here for our Schumann research)

E&R Golden Crown, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Gold mark found on this demicup that was obviously part of a "cup-of-the-month" collector's series.

 

Pictures courtesy of Steven Monday in Ocala, Florida.

E&R Golden Crown, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Paper seal. 

 

Paired with a gold JKW Carlsbad mark and a stamped Bavaria Western Germany, thereby dating it to after late 1949 when Germany was divided into East and West.

Picture courtesy of Barry Potts in Madison, Tennessee, USA

E&R Golden Crown Italy, Ebeling and Reuss, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Paper seal. c.1970's-80's.  Found on Italian porcelain roses purchased new in early-1990's from a shop going out of business that had been in business for decades.  Inventory probably went back for decades as well.

ES Germany.  This beehive mark with the dot appears to be that of Erdmann Schlegelmilch of Suhl, Thuringia, Germany and one dated to c.1900's to 1920's (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Mary Frank Gaston, page 204).

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2611

(See Prov SXE)

ES Germany PROV SXE  (See Prov SXE)

(See Royal Saxe)

ES Germany Royal Saxe.  (See Royal Saxe)

First Choice ANF = Unidentified.  Please e-mail if you know.

(See Pirkenhammer)

Fischer, Christian.  (See Pirkenhammer)

Franciscan Masterpiece China.  Grey Renaissance is the pattern name.  Mark used 1963-64 by Gladding, McBean & C./Interface Corp., Los Angeles, California.  (Source:  Kovel's Dictionarry of Marks, page 150.)

Franciscan, California USA.  Mark used during the years of 1942-84, after which Franciscan was purchased by Wedgwood in England.  As a result, all Franciscan wares are now manufactured in England rather than the USA.  The California Desert Rose is considered to be the most desirable.  Item #2203

Franciscan, England, Staffordshire, England.  From a set of Desert Rose dishes purchased brand new in the mid-1990's.

(see K & A Krautheim)

Franconia = (see K & A Krautheim)

Friedman Silver Co., Inc., Brooklyn, New York.  According to references, this company began business in 1908 and was bought out by the Gorham Corporation in 1960.  (Source:

FSC Carlsbad Czechoslovakia.  Unknown mark (better picture on the way).  Please e-mail is you know the mark and/or the pattern shown below. 

Found on this beautiful coffee set owned by Kim Shaw in Chico, California.   Kim's Grandfather's brought it over from Czechoslovakia in the 1920's.

Fulda of Germany????  The closest I've come to identifying this mark is possibly a version of Fulda of Germany, 1763-1780 (page 192 of Kovel's marks of 1650-1850).  However, there is enough variance in the mark that it is not a positive I.D.  It may have been an attempt to copy the Fulda mark.

GB.  Possibly that of Gilman Burley of Burley & Co., a decorating studio in Chicago, 1885-1931.  Found on Haviland whiteware plate, handpainted by GB.  Also see the Signature section of these tables.

GDA Limoges, Limoges, France.  Gerard, Dufraisseix & Abbot who formed that partnership c.1900 and apparently used these marks c.1900-1941.  (Source:  Gaston's Limoges Third Edition, page 152.)   Items #2542 and #3853

Germany.  Found on a small sugar and creamer set with undecorated backsides.  Pictures courtesy of Les in U.K.

Germany US Zone =  See Schumann & Schreider.

Geschutzt Depose Registered.  Geschutzt is a mark sometimes found on antiques of German origin which translates to protected or copyrighted; similar in meaning to the U.S. patented and pat. pend. marks.
 
As for Depose, it is the French word for registered.
 
As for the triangle and beehive, I haven't been able to identify them.  If anyone can help, please e-mail.

Pictures courtesy of Michele Bart of LaBelle, Florida (originally from Geneva, Ohio). 

Mark is found on this very old and beautiful vase that was originally owned by Michele's great grandmother, Mary Adamek Cernorosky (1883-1956).

May this posting serve as a tribute to Mrs. Cernorosky.

Richard Ginori Italy Hand Painted Bowl Roses

Ginori, Richard, Italy.   This mark appears to be the hand-drawn mark used 1842-1860 as described on page 90 of Kovel'sThe Directory of European Porcelain, pages 92 and 93, seems to date it 1868-1903.  The exact date is obviously uncertain.  Either way, it seems safe to say it is from the last half of the 19th Century.  Ginoria Italy Hand Painted Bowl Roses

Artist's signature from a hand-painted Ginori piece.

 

Gerold Porzellan Factory, Bavaria, West Germany.  West Germany dates this particular mark to late 1949 or later when West Germany was established after World War II.  The factory, however, was established in 1904.  (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, page 450)

Gloria Fine Porzelain,  Anton Weidl Porzellan, Bayreuth, Germany.  c.1950's or later.  Originally established in 1920 in Altrohlau, Bohemia, and moved to Bayreuth after World War II.  It is still in business today.  This is obviously a later mark for them.  (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 379).

 

Item #4073 currently for sale

Gorham Fine China.  Elegance Gold is the pattern.  No information about the age of this mark or pattern.  Item #1878

Gorham Corporation.   From c.1899 when they registered this trademark (lion facing right). (Source: 

Gottlieb, A., New York.   Possibly a department store in New York in the 1890's or early 1900's, but don't know that for certain.  Paired with a Limoges France factory mark used after 1891.   Found on a plate hand painted by a listed Limoges artist and owned by JK of Indianapolis, Indiana (see our Q&A link for more information).

(See W.G.&Co.)

Guerin, William & Co.   (See W.G.&Co.)

Hammersley & Co., England.  Same as mark below except different color.  Item #2119

Hammersley & Co., England.  c.1939-1950's. (Source:  Collectible Cups and Saucers, Book III, by Jim and Susan Harran, page 362)  Item #2635

Hammersley & Co., England.  Princess House Exclusive and A Member of the Spode group of companies.  Item #2401

Hammersley & Co., England.  Strawberry Ripe.  Item #2311

Hammersley & Co., England.  Dresden Sprays.  Item #2096

Habsburg China Austria. 

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2182, also with an MZ Austria mark. 

Habsburg China Austria.  Found on this chocolate set owned by S.S. in Davenport, Iowa.  See my Q & A posting of April 2, 2008, for more pictures and this very interesting story.

(See Signatures)

Hataway, Thelma.  (See Signatures)

Haus Dresden, Western Germany.  c.1940's-50's Marketers/Exporters.  Found on a set of china purchased in 1955 by Richard Joslin of Vero Beach, Florida.  Richard was a member of the U.S. Army at the time and stationed in Bavaria near Stuttgart, Germany, where he was able to purchase this set for his mother. Based on a pamphlet that came with the set, Haus Dresden appears to have been a brand name used for marketing and exporting china.  They most likely special ordered their china from one of the German factories such as Schumann or Rosenthal who actually produced, decorated, and personalized it for Haus Dresden by stamping it with the Haus Dresden mark.  No other marks on found on the china.

Haviland & Co., Limoges, France.  The red mark is c.1889-1931.  The green mark is c.1888-1896.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 178)

Haviland & Co., Limoges, France.   The red mark is c.1889-1931.  The green mark is c.1894-1931.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 178)

Haviland & Co., Limoges, France.  Just like the above mark except with the added words Decorated By.

Haviland, Theodore, Limoges, France. c.1895-1903. (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 180)

Haviland, Theodore, Limoges, France.  c.1903-1925.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 180)

Haviland, Theodore, Limoges, France.  c.1904-mid-1920's.  Notice the underlined Theodore (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 180).  Found on this demicup owned by Karen Milliorn in New Mexico, who tells me the pattern is called Troy.

Haviland, Theodore, Limoges, France.  c.1904-mid-1920's.  Notice the underlined Theodore and the additional Patent Applied For (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 180)

Haviland, Theodore, Limoges, France.  c.1925-mid-1940's (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 180)  Notice Saumur which is pattern name.  Item #2743

Haviland, Theodore, New York.  1937 to present (the source book was published in 1986, so don't know if this mark is still being used in the 21st Century).  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 78)  Notice Apple Blossom which is pattern name.

Haviland, Theodore, New York.  1937 to present (the source book was published in 1986, so don't know if this mark is still being used in the 21st Century).  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 78)  Notice Gotham which is pattern name.

Haviland, Theodore, New York.  1937 to present (the source book was published in 1986, so don't know if this mark is still being used in the 21st Century).  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 78)  Notice Rosalinde which is pattern name.

(See Elite Works)

J. McDaS Limoges.  (See Elite Works)

HC Royal Bavaria.  Unidentified.  Please e-mail if you can help.  One source identifies this as being a U. S. importer's mark for German, French, Austrian, and UK porcelain.  c.1890's-1930's.

Found on this Art Deco style chocolate set signed by Morrill

Pictures contributed by K.S. in USA

 

Art Deco style pitcher with decorator's mark that appears to be Jul. H. Brauer Hand Painted China

Pictures contributed by A.J.S. in Tennessee

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Beautiful beverage set decorated in gold, owned by Dina Ciriello in Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia

H&Co, Heinrich & Co., Selb, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1911-1934.  (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 156)   Notice the addition in red of the name John Wanamaker, a large department store in Philadelphia and apparently sellers of this china.

 

Our Item #1968 sold out

H&Co, Heinrich & Co., Selb, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1930-39.   (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 156).  Though not marked Pickard, it appears these plates were most likely decorated by the Pickard Studios and then marketed by John Wanamaker, a large department store in Philadelphia 

Pickard was famous for its elegant AOG (all-over-gold) etched gold encrusted patterns.  The design on the outer rim of these plates is the well-known Rose and Daisy pattern by Pickard.  Our Item #3881

H&Co, Heinrich & Co., Selb, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1930-39.   (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 156)

Our Item #1966

H&Co, Heinrich & Co., Selb, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1930-39.   (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 156).  The added words to the mark are Heinrich-Elfenbein-Porcellan, Eigentum Der Deutschen, Zeppelin-Reedereo. 

The mark is found on this plate owned by Richard P. Nauman in Missouri.  Heinrich made these plates for the German Zeppelin Transport Company.  It is logical to assume that this line of plates may have been on the Hindenburg that crashed and burned in New Jersey on May 6, 1937.

H&Co.   Probably Heinrich, but not certain.  Item #2140

(See Signatures)

Heine, C.  (See Signatures)

(See H & Co.)

Heinrich  (See H & Co.)

Picture Courtesy of John in United Kingdom

Hertwig & Co. Porcelain Factory, Katzhutte, Thuringia, Germany.  Among other things, they were known for making figurines and dolls.  The mark is dated c.1914-1958  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Robert Rontgen, pages 49 and 426)

Herzog Galleries Houston.  Apparently a decorating studio.  Red back stamp, which also says Made in Austria Hand Painted.  c.  mid-20th centuryThe underglaze green Rosenthal mark is dated to 1949-54.  Found on Rosenthal blanks, Items 2346A-F

Hirsch, Franziska, Dresden Germany.  A decorating studio in Dresden from 1893-1930.  This mark was used c.1901-1930.  (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page 29

 

The mark is found on this beautiful bouillon cup and saucer from Karen.

Another example of what appears to be from Franziska Hirsch -- this beautiful footed bowl is owned by Janet Green of Des Moines, Iowa.  The gold flower has worn off, revealing an Austrian factory mark.  Hirsch did use blanks from Austria and used a gold flower to cover up the factory mark.  Notice that that bowl is decorated with the beautiful Dresden Flowers.  My only concern is that I haven't been able to find an example of the Hirsch mark that includes a crown.   However, genuine marks can vary, and I tend to believe this is genuine unless I learn otherwise.

Picture contributed by KM in California

Hutschenreuther, C.M.H., Porcelain Factory Carl Magnus Hutschenreuther, Hohenberg, Bavaria, Germany.  (Father of Lorenz Hutschenreuther)  In business 1814-1969.  A green underglaze whiteware mark used c.1914-1938.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 110 and 419) 

I can't find this particular F. A. Schumann mark with its address of Berlin.W., which I take to mean West Germany, in which case it dates to no earlier than late 1949 (when Germany was divided into East and West following World War II) and no later than 1990 (when Germany was once again united).  It appears that a modern-day F. A. Schumann, 107 Leipziger Str. 107, Berlin.W., must have started a decorating business following the end of the war.  (See Schumann, F.A. for more details about F. A. Schumann)

Paired with a Hutschenreuther whiteware factory mark used c.1914-1938Whiteware can lay around for years before being decorated and could have most certainly survived the war by being hidden in caves or buried in the ground.

Picture contributed by KM in CaliforniaFound on this beautiful plate owned by K.M. in Granite Bay, California.  This is one of a set of six small plates brought back from Germany by K.M.'s uncle after World War II.   He apparently purchased them brand new while still stationed in Germany.

Hutschenreuther, C.M., Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.  Apparently a whiteware mark for Hutschenreuther.  No date so far.  (Shown on page 39 of Ludwig Danckert's New Revised and Expanded Edition of Directory of European Porcelain)

See "Waldershof" for picture of tea set with this mark owned by Joan in Ontario, Canada.

Hutschenreuther, C.M., Royal Bavarian, Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.  Apparently a whiteware mark for Hutschenreuther.  Accord to two good sources, page 102 of Kovel's and page 44 of Rontgen's, it dates to pre-1945.  According to one online source, http://whatsitworth.michaans.com/?p=256 it dates to c.1927-1939.  

It is paired with a decorator's mark, Deluxe Decorating Works; and a retailer's mark, Ovington's of New York, all of which are found on a set of beautiful plates, an example of which is as shown here.

Hutschenreuther, L.H.S., Porcelain Factory Lorenz Hutschenreuther, Selb, Bavaria, Germany.  (Son of Carl Magnus Hutschenreuther) In business 1857-1969.  A green underglaze whiteware mark was used c.1920-1957.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 45 and 479) 

Item #1896

(See Austria)

Imperial Crown China.  (See Austria)

J & C, Bavaria, Jaeger & Co. Porcelain Factory, Marktredwitz, Germany.  This underglaze green mark was entered into the German Trademark Registry in 1898 (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, Ludwig Danckert, pages 267 and 669). 

Found on a beautiful hand painted set owned by Martin Markovitz in New York.  The set is a combination of whiteware from J & C and Z.S. & Co. Bavaria.  Martin would like to sell the set.  Click here for more information posted on 11/12/13.

 

J & C, Jaeger & Co. Porcelain Factory, Marktredwitz, Germany.  This underglaze green mark was entered into the German Trademark Registry in 1898 (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, Ludwig Danckert, pages 267 and 669).  Malmaison is apparently referring to the roses.  Here is a link about "Antique Roses."  Found on a hand painted plate, our Item #2688   

Also found on this beautiful hand painted bowl, our Item #3993.  These are obviously not roses, yet it has the Malmaison mark.  It was obviously pre-stamped whiteware, apparently intended for the roses, but used for the grapes instead.  Signature Stratton is shown at left.  9" diameter.  E-mail if interested in purchasing.

JKW Karlsbad, Bohemia.  Josef Kuba Porcelain Factory and Decorating Shop.   Established in Carlsbad around 1930 and then re-established after World War II in Wiesau, Bavaria.  This is the first mark used by JKW, c.1930-1945.   (Sources: porcelainmarksandmore.com and Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 496)

 

JKW Karlsbad Coffee Set

c.1930-40's

Pictures contributed by owner MK

 JKW Karlsbad Love Story Coffee Set

 

c.1930-40's

 

From Wiltrud Schachinger in Austria.  He wishes to sell the set and can be contacted through his website, www.goodliving.at

JKW Karlsbad Gold Love Story Coffee Set

Foreign infers the set was made for export.  "Millson" is perhaps the name of the exporter or the name of the retailer for which the set was made -- merely my speculation.

 

c.1930-40's

 

Pictures contributed by owner Carolanne McNair of East Ayrshire Scotland, near Glasgow.

 

JKW Karlsbad Love Story Tea Cup

Alt Wien means decorated in the style of Vienna.  Foreign infers it was made for export.

 

c.1930-40's

 

Our Item #4080 currently For Sale

JKW Carlsbad Love Story Plate with added Beehive

c.1940's-50

Originally in our collection and now Sold

JKW Carlsbad Love Story Tea Cup

With added Bavaria below the seal

 Adler was probably an exporter.

 

c.1945-50's

 

Our Item #4080 currently For Sale

 

JKW Carlsbad Vases

With added Made in Germany and Beehive

 

c.1945-50's

Owned by KLH in Dana Point, California, originally owned by her grandmother.

 

JKW Bavaria, Western Germany Gold Plates

JKW Carlsbad Gold Mark with stamped Bavaria Western Germany, also in Gold. 

With added E&R American importer's seal. 

 

c.1949 ff.  Germany was divided into East and West in late 1949 and was once again reunited in 1990.

Gold Encrusted plates decorated in the style of Pickard. 

Owned by Barry Potts of Madison, Tennessee, USA.

 JKW Bavaria, Western Germany Love Story Plate

 

c.1949 ff.  Germany was divided into East and West in late 1949 and was once again reunited in 1990.  

Item #2420 originally in our collection and now Sold

JKW Western Germany Urchins Plate

 

JKW mark is overstamped with a crown and shield and the name Hutchenreuther Tirschenreuther Germany.  There is yet a third mark -- Otco Bavaria Germany.  Perhaps the blank plate that has these marks was manufactured by Hutchenreuther, decorated by JKW, and then distributed by OTCO -- perhaps OTCO was a retailer or exporter.

 

c.1950's ff.

Item #2772 originally in our collection and now Sold

 

 

JKW Western Germany Floral Plate

 

JKW mark is mingled with a black Schumann factory whiteware mark.  The founding year of 1930 is included in this mark.

 

c.1950's ff.

Pictures contributed by Iris Stransky in Georgia

 

Picture contributed by Lana Anderson

JKW Western Germany Figural Plates

 

JKW mark is mingled with a Rosenthal factory whiteware mark.  Notice the additional Beehive mark, a frequently reproduced mark.

 

c.1950s ff.

Found on this pair of beautiful plates owned by Lana

 

Also found on this beautiful plate owned by AIM in Marlboro, New Jersey

Also with a mingled Rosenthal factory mark, but without the beehive

 

 

J.McDaS Limoges, France.  Red crown is a decorating mark, 1890-1914 ((Source:  Antique Limoges at Home by Debby DuBay, page 233).  Green mark is a whiteware mark used c.after 1900.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 32).  Found on an Elite Limoges dish.  Item #2394

J.P.L., Jean Pouyat, Limoges, France.  The green J.P.L. marks are whiteware marks used c.1890-1932.   The red mark is a decorating mark of Oscar Gutherz of Austria who worked only a short time in Limoges in the late 1800's.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, pages 238 and 346)  Item #2285

Picture courtesy of Sue in Georgia

J.P.L., Jean Pouyat, Limoges, France

Same as previous mark except for the added Limoges France in black.

J.P.L., Jean Pouyat, Limoges, France c.1890-1932. 

Found on this gorgeous hand painted and signed chocolate set owned by Michael Reagan in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The artist used mixed whiteware pieces --- the pot is marked J.P.L, and the  cups are marked GDA France.

J.P.L., Jean Pouyat, Limoges, France

The middle mark is a whiteware factory mark for Pouyat, c.1890-1932.

The mark at the far right is a decorator's mark for Pouyat. c.1914-1932.

The mark at far left is an importer's mark for John Wanamaker, a large department store in Philadelphia, with locations in Paris and New York as well according to this mark, c. early 1900's.

Found a set of Limoges china owned by D.R. in Florida

JPSV   (See Seltman

JPSV   (See Seltman)

(See Czechoslovakia)

JSK Czechoslovakia.  Porcelain Factory Giebhubel Johann Schuldes(See Czechoslovakia)

J.T.P., Unidentified.  Please e-mail if you can help.

Similar to the Davenport marks, a ceramic factory in Longport, England, 1793-1882 (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 234).  The Davenport marks, however, do not include the J.T.P., so this mark still remains a mystery.  Also similar to marks by Porsgrund Porcelain Factory of Porsgrunn, Norway, but still not the same.

 

Found on this set of plates from Svetlana and Troy in Michigan.

(See Tieles, J. Tieles Porcelain Factory)

J.T.P., Paris, France.  (See Tieles, J. Tieles Porcelain Factory)

K & A Krautheim, Selb Bavaria Germany.  This mark is dated from 1922-1945.  After 1945, the word Franconia was added to the mark.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, pages 65 and 89)

K & A Krautheim, Selb Bavaria Germany.  After 1945.  Franconia was an export mark.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 89)  Epicure appears to be the pattern name. 

Found on this cute plate owned by DeeAnn Carter in Keller, Texas.

Kahla Porcelain Factory, Thuringia, Germany.  Dated to the years of c.1957-1964.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 99)   The mark also says "Made in GDR" which means it was made in Eastern Germany Item #2380

Kaiser Porcelain, Staffelstein, Bavaria, West Germany.  Although the Kaiser factory was originally founded in 1872, this particular mark is dated 1970-1990 (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Robert Rontgen, pages 153 and 484) Germany was divided into East and West in late 1949 following the end of World War II in 1945.  Germany was once again reunited in 1990.  Item #3868

(See Taylor-Kent)

Kent China England  =   (See Taylor-Kent)

Kent, James, Stoke, Staffordshire, EnglandHarmony Rose pattern from the Old Foley line of James Kent.  This company is shown in references to have started business in 1897 and apparently continues today.  Item #1572

Kent Ltd., James, Longton, England.  Lavender Lady 3089.  Unable to find this mark.  Date unknown.  Please e-mail if you have information.

 

Pictures courtesy of NC in Australia

Kerafina Porcelain Factory, Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany.  1950-1958  (Source =  Page 165 of Rontgen's Marks on German, Bohemian and Austrian Porcelain)  Found on the following coffee set owned by Rosalyne.

 

Pictures contributed by Rosalyne Wood of East Sussex England

(See Signatures)

Kimball, M. C.  (See Signatures)

Klemm, Richard, a decorating studio in business from 1869-1949 in Dresden, Germany.  These particular marks have been dated to the years of c.1891-1914.  The gold rectangle part of the second mark is covering the name of the factory that produced the blank.  Blanks commonly used by Klemm were from Meissen, Rosenthal, KPM, Silesia, and Limoges.  (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, pages 52, 53 

Konig B, D. Bavaria.   I haven't been able to find this mark in any of the books, but are told that it is for Bernardo, which I also have not been able to find.  I believe it is most likely a very new mark.  If anyone can help, please e-mail.

(This mark was sent to us by C.M.)

(See P. K. Silesia)

Konigszelt Porcelain Factory.  (See P. K. Silesia)

(See K & A)

Krautheim.  (See K & A)

(See Steinmann)

K. St. T., Germany.  (See Steinmann)

(See Steinmann)

K. Steinmann Porzellanfabriken (See Steinmann)

(See JKW Bavaria)

Kuba, Josef, Wiesau, Bavaria, Germany.  (See JKW Bavaria)

Lady Hamilton.  (no other information)

Lamberton China, Ivory, Made in America.  Lamberton China was apparently owned by Sterling China of Wellsville, Ohio.  The closest we can come to dating this is c.1940's-50's.

Lamm, Ambrosius, a decorating studio in business from 1887-1949 in Dresden, Germany.  This particular mark has been dated to 1891-1914.  (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, pages 83-84) 

Lanterneir & Co., A., Limoges, France.  After World War I according to two references.  Item #2637

(See "Edgewood China" for Laughlin whiteware mark.)

Laughlin, Homer.  (See "Edgewood China" for Laughlin whiteware mark.)

(see "Limoges" below)

Laviolette, Limoges, France.  (see "Limoges" below)

LB Germany.  Unknown mark.

Unknown Mark found on this coffee set owned by Ruby Wade in Valrico, Florida.  Please e-mail if you can identify this mark.

Lefton China,  George Zoltan Lefton China Company, Chicago, Illinois.  This particular mark was used c. 1949-1955 (Source:  Lehner's Encyclopedia of U. S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain, & Clay by Lois Lehner, page 255).  Lefton was a distributor of imported giftware from Japan beginning in 1940 and is apparently still in business today, although George Lefton himself is now deceased (since the mid or late 1990's).  Lefton Cup

Lefton China, George Zoltan Lefton China Company, Chicago, Illinois.  This particular mark and seal are on figurines known to have been purchased in the very early 1970's.  (See previous mark above for more information about Lefton.)  Item #2240

Legle Porcelaine d'Art, Limoges, France.  c.1980's or later.   Item #2796

 (See LS&S below)

Legrande, Limoges, France.  (See LS&S below)

Leneige.  From what little we've been able to find in research, Leneige was apparently a company in business during the years of 1933-1954 in California.   Item #2223

Leonard, P.H., a New York importer of porcelain, who used a very similar mark c.1890-1908 and in business c.1890-1910.  (Sources:  Page 107 of Rontgen's and page 117 of Kovel's)

Limoges and Bassett Austria.  c. late 19th century to 1914, just before World War I.  George Bassett was a New York importer who imported already decorated wares from Limoges and Austria during those years.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 247) 90

Picture contributed by Crystal

Limoges China.  Reproduction mark.  Not genuine Limoges.  Used on reproduction pieces most likely of Taiwan or similar origin.  First started appearing in the 1980's.  (Sources: (1) Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 16; and (2) Collecting Hand Painted Limoges Porcelain, by Debby DuBay, page 202)

Limoges, France -- unidentified mark.  Similar to Charles Ahrenfeldt, but not exact.

Limoges, France -- unidentified mark.

Limoges, France.  Apparently a decorating mark for Prevot Porcelain in Limoges, France.    The Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert says it was used beginning 1979 (page 329 of his newest edition, 2004).  However, the E-Limoges website says it was used as early as 1969 and probably earlier.  Mark found on our Item #2663

A viewer, K.S. in Phoenix, Arizona, has clarified these marks and contributed this gold on blue mark found on her Prevot vases.  The green and white mark shown above left was Andre Prevot's original mark, used 1945-mid-1970's.  After reorganizing under the name Porcelaines A. Prevot, the gold on blue mark came into use.  After Andre Prevot passed away in 1978, family members focused on jewelry /trinket boxes.  The company ceased operations around 2003.  Thank you K.S. for your help.

Limoges, France.  Factory mark used after 1891.  Paired with another mark, A. Gottlieb, that was most likely a New York department store, though we don't know that for certain.  

 

Found on this beautiful plate owned by JK of Indianapolis, Indiana.   It was hand painted and signed by a listed Limoges artist, J. Soustre.  (See our Q&A link for more information)

(see AK Limoges)

 

Limoges, France.  AK CD Limoges = (see AK Limoges)

 

Limoges, France.  Castel.  Mark used 1955-1979 (Source:  Antique Limoges at Home, Debby DuBay, page 233).  Item #2762

Limoges, France.  Coiffe Factory, a whiteware mark used c.1891-1914.  See Coronet above for Coiffe mark used after 1914.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 90)

 

Limoges, France.  Granger, Limoges, France, c.1922-1938.  A factory whiteware mark.  The red bell remains unidentified, but it might be a decorating mark for Granger.  Just my speculation.  Marks are found on this fish set owned by Susan Pratt in Indiana:

Limoges France Mark

Limoges, France.  Laviolette, Limoges, France, c.1896-1905.  A factory whiteware mark.  (Source: Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 351)  (Also see LS&S below.)

Limoges, France.  Martin, Charles, Limoges, France.  Mark used c.1891-1930's.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 365)

 

Found on this beautiful demicup owned by Kathy Burns, Bethel, Connecticut, USA

Limoges, France.  LaSeynie Limoges, P and P France.  Paroutaud Freres, Limoges, France.  Mark used 1903-1917.  (Source:  Antique Limoges at Home by Debby DuBay, page 234).

Paired with a Marshall Field of Chicago mark.

Found on this chocolate set owned by T.W. of      .  The set was obviously decorated exclusively for the Marshal Field Department Store in Chicago.

Limoges, France.  LS Limoges, Leon Sazerat and Blondeau, Limoges, France, c.1891 to late 1890's, apparently used after Sazerat became deceased The company was apparently out of business by the late 1890's and few examples are found of any of their marks(Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 380)

(1)

Limoges, France.  LS&S, L. Straus and Sons, Limoges, France, c.1891 to mid-1920's.  An export mark.  Also found in red.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 278)    Sources differ as to whether the L. is for Lewis or Lazarus.  Based on documentation received from Yidi Zelcer of Brooklyn, New York, it is Lazarus.

 

The second picture shows the LS&S mark in combination with a Laviolette factory mark used c.1896-1905 on whiteware.   (Source:  Antique Limoges at Home by Debby DuBay, page 232)

 

The third picture (contributed by Elaine in New York City) shows the LS&S mark in combination with a Legrand factory mark used c.1920's on whiteware.  (Source:  Antique Limoges at Home by Debby DuBay, page 232)

 

 

The fourth picture (contributed by Scott in Portland, Oregon) is the red version of this LS&S mark.  The other mark is unidentified at this writing and appears to be backward C's with an M in the middle.

(2)

Picture courtesy of Elaine in New York City(3)

(4)

(See "Redon" below)

 

Limoges, France. M. Redon.  (See "Redon" below)

 

(See "Limoges, Granger")Li

M possibly.  Unreadable and unknown.   An unidentified German mark.  Stamped over a Hutschenreuther mark.  Found on our Love Story cake plate.   Probably a retailer or exporter or both who distributed the JKW products under their own name.

Item #4087 currently For Sale

MM Bavaria.  An unidentified German mark.  Probably a retailer or exporter or both who distributed the JKW products under their own name.

 

 Item #4085 currently For Sale

Made in Germany  "Made in Germany" dates to 1891 or later (Source:  Kovel's, pages 229 and 231)

Made in Germany  "Made in Germany" dates to 1891 or later (Source:  Kovel's, pages 229 and 231)

Made in Germany  "Made in Germany" dates to 1891 or later (Source:  Kovel's, pages 229 and 231)

(See Signatures)

Martin, J.  (See Signatures)

Maruka Japan.  Found on cups and saucers owned by Sandie Morehead in Bonney Lake, Washington.  Her mother received them as a wedding present in 1970, but was unaware if they were new at the time.  Please e-mail if you have any information on this mark.

Meissen   Item #2360 (Tea Set and Tray)

(See Porcelain Factory Merkelsgrun)

Merkelsgrun Bohemia.  (See Porcelain Factory Merkelsgrun)

Mikasa, Made in Japan.  Blue Daisies is the pattern name.  c.1980.  All of these marks are found in a set of dishes purchased brand new and at the same time around 1980.  Item #2250

Milton Austria  Unidentified mark. 

Our Item #2350 and now SOLD

Minton, Marlow, Stoke, Staffordshire, England.  Beginning in 1951 (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 110).  

Our Item #2340 and currently For Sale

Mintons, Golden Symphony, Stoke, Staffordshire, England.  c.1912-1950 (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 107) 

Our Item #2638 and now SOLD

Mintons, England, Birks.  The closest I can come to dating this Mintons mark is possibly c.1891-1902 (Source:  Collectible Cups and Saucers, Book III, Jim and Susan Harran, page 366).  As to the second mark with the word BIRKS, there was a Birks, Rawlins & Co., and like Minton, was also in business in Stoke, Staffordshire, England, but I can't find a mark for them even close to this one.  

Our Item #2729 and now SOLD

Mintons for Gilman Collamore & Co, New York.  Found on a hand painted plate.

Our Item #2369 and now SOLD

Mintons for Tiffany & Co., New York.  Found on a hand painted fish plate.  

Our Item #2370 and now SOLD

Mitterteich Porcelain Factory, Bavaria, Germany.   A whiteware mark.   Can't find beginning date, but Danckert, page 413, calls this mark the present mark..  Found on our hand painted casserole signed and dated 1982.

Our Item #1897 currently for sale.

Mitterteich Bavaria Made in Germany.   Mark used after 1945 according to page 81 of Rontgen's Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain.  Found on our items shown below and now SOLD:

Our Item #2321 and now SOLD

Our Item #2068 and now SOLD

Mitterteich Bavaria.  Can't find this exact mark, but am assuming it is after 1945.  It is found on this beautiful cup and saucer owned by Linda Sawyer, USA.

Mitterteich Bavaria.  Mark shown in references as being in used from 1945 forward (Source:  Marion Weinreich in Germany)

 

Our Item #1957 currently for sale

Mosanic Pottery, Max Emanuel & Co., Bavaria, Germany.  Founded in 1896.  This mark was an export mark registered in 1898 and used until 1927 (Source:  Pages 356 and 564 of Keramik-Marken Lexikon by Zuhlsdorff).   Another source (Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 412) states this same mark was re-registered in 1928.  Just how long after that it may have continued in use is not shown.  Though located in Germany, the original primary owner of the business was actually in London.  Because of  the English ownership of Mosanic, it was confiscated by the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1917 during World War I and came to be under the ownership of the Mitterteich Porcelain Factory, also in Bavaria.  (This ownership information is according to Danckert, page 412.) 

D. B. of Dorset, England, contributed these pictures of his Mosanic set and its mark shown at far left.  D. B. retains the copyright ownership of his pictures.   His pictures, as are ALL the pictures and information on this website are protected under our copyright notice as well, and may not be copied or used in any way whatsoever without our prior permission.

Mourey, P.H.  19th Century metal (bronze and spelter) caster of French clocks, ewers, mantle pieces, etc., that are gilded and decorated with Sevres-style hand painted porcelain panels. 

  (See Redon, M.)

M. R. France (See Redon, M.)

M. Z. Austria, Moritz Zdekauer, Altrohlau, Bohemia (now Stara Role, Czechia) Marks used c.1884-1909.  (Source:  Pages 56, 62, and 373 of Rontgen's and page 16 of Directory of  European Porcelain)

See Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2258

M. Z. Austria, Moritz Zdekauer, Altrohlau, Bohemia (now Stara Role, Czechia) Marks used c.1884-1909.  (Source:  Pages 56, 62, and 373 of Rontgen's and page 16 of Directory of  European Porcelain)

See Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2565

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2284

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2752

MZ Austria mark

same as those above

 

Found on our SOLD Item #2575

M. Z. Austria, Moritz Zdekauer, Altrohlau, Bohemia (now Stara Role, Czechia) Yet another version of the M.Z. factory mark.  Similar to one above, but larger crown.  Zuhlsdorf's German Lexicon, page 51, show this mark having been used up until 1918.  No beginning date shown, but appears to have probably been around 1910, if not earlier.  Paired with this L.S.S. importer's mark that was used 1891-1917 by New York importer L. Straus & Sons (Source:  page 78 of Bohemian Decorated Porcelain by Dr. James Henderson.).  Found on a lidded tureen (picture on the way) owned by M.M. in Fairfax, Virginia.  Family history of the chain of ownership says it was brought by family members to the U. S. from Germany sometime between 1890 and 1912.   That timeframe agrees with the dates of the marks.  It should be noted that the importer Straus did business in New York, London, Paris, Limoges, Rudolstadt, Kamenicky Senov, and Karlovy Vary (page 77 of Henderson's book).  Straus would have ordered wares (complete with the Straus importer's mark) from the M.Z. factory, who in turn would have shipped to the designated Straus destinations, whether in Europe or America.  Therefore, M.M.'s ancestor who brought the tureen to the U.S. would have been able to purchase it in Europe complete with both the factory mark and the importer's mark.

M. Z. Austria, Moritz Zdekauer, Altrohlau, Bohemia (now Stara Role, Czechia) Same as mark above.  Found on this hand painted and signed dish owned by Kit Prate in Wisconson and her daughter Jeanne Dagley, also in Wisconsin  Kit inherited this from her fraternal grandmother.

 

 

 

M. Z. Czechoslovakia, Altrohlau Porcelain Factories, Altrohlau, Bohemia (now Stara Role, Czechia).  Mark used c.1918-1939.  (Sources: Pages 58 and 373 of Rontgen's and page 23 of Kovel's)

See our Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

M. Z. Czechoslovakia, Altrohlau Porcelain Factories, Altrohlau, Bohemia (now Stara Role, Czechia).  Mark used c.1918-1939.  (Source:  Pages 373 and 344 of Rontgen's Third Edition)

See our Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region

(See Waldershof)

N Bavaria   (See Waldershof)

Nagoya Japan.   Remnants of an old paper label found on a Nagoya bowl.  Item #2630

Examples not available

Naudot & Co., Camille, Paris, France.  Founded 1900.  The NC (or CN) mark was used 1904-1919He produced "soft paste porcelain with perforated sides which were filled with colored enamel.  Gold leaf decoration under transparent enamel."   (Source:  Page 347 of Danckert's Directory of European Porcelain)  

Many CN or NC marks have been misidentified as Naudot.  Here is a good article on that topic written by an expert on ebay: 

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Camille-Naudot-porcelains-misidentification-/10000000004420297/g.html

Here is a link to artnet.com of what are genuine Camille Naudot pieces:

http://www.artnet.com/artists/camille-naudot/past-auction-results

Examples of his mark and work continue to be elusive for me. 

In the meantime, a kind viewer, PAW in Kansas City, Missouri, shared pictures of her beautiful little Tea Cake Stand that she recently purchased in the Baltimore area. 

While hopeful on my part that this might actually be a Naudot, the Naudot expert on ebay said that it was not; so the search continues.  If any of you out there have examples of genuine Naudot pieces and are willing to share, please e-mail me. 

Regardless of it not being a Naudot, it is still a very beautiful piece, for both decorative and utilitarian use.  Thanks, PAW, for sharing.

NC, Bavaria -- Unidentified.  Probably a retailer or exporter or both who distributed the JKW products under their own name.  Also has a beehive mark which is commonly reproduced and used by JKW.  c.1940's-50's

 

Love Story plate previously in our collection and now Sold

 

Item #4088/89 currently For Sale

 

Pictures contributed by M.M. in New York.   This set was a wedding gift in 1952 for M.M.'s mother who was from Buffalo, New York.   However, most of her china was purchased in Canada, so this set might have been as well. 

This is very helpful information for dating these NC marks.

 

 c.2009 david_in_canada @hotmail.co

NC, Bavaria -- Unidentified. Probably a retailer or exporter or both who distributed the JKW products under their own name.  This version of the NC mark includes Western Germany, meaning it was put into use after late 1949 when Germany was divided into East and West.   It was found on this 1967 Commemorative Centennial Platter shown below left.

Clicking on the thumbnail of the plate will reveal the 1967 date.   Clicking on the thumbnail of the mark will reveal an old Heinrich mark underneath the NC mark.   The undecorated plate must have been whiteware from the Heinrich factory and then eventually decorated by NC.  This is assuming that NC was a decorator. 

Pictures were contributed by David in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and are here under his copyright and remain his property. 

 c.2009 david_in_canada@hotmail.com

A reminder to all:  Everything on this website is copyrighted and may not be copied or used by others without our permission.

NC, Bavaria Western Germany -- Unidentified.  See comments above.   Probably a retailer or exporter or both who distributed the JKW products under their own name.

 

 Item #4095 currently For Sale

 (See Waldershof)

Neukirchner Porcelain Works   (See Waldershof)

Nippon, mark used beginning in 1911.  (Source:  Nippon Porcelain Fifth Series by Van Patten, page 108)

 

Vase previously in our collection and now Sold

Nippon, mark used beginning in 1891.  (Source:  Nippon Porcelain Fifth Series by Van Patten, page 108)

 

Small tray previously in our collection and now Sold

Nippon.  Cherry blossom in a circle. c.1891-1921.  The closest we can come to identifying this mark is page 103 of Van Patten's book.  She shows very similar, though not exact, marks and says they are found in blue, green, and magenta.  Ours is magenta, as you can see.  (Source:  Nippon Porcelain Fifth Series by Van Patten, page 103)

Found on our Item #2061 biscuit jar shown at left, previously in our collection and now Sold

Picture contributed by Mary and Richard in Rochester New YorkAlso found on this vase shown, one of a pair given to Mary and Richard in Rochester , New York.  They were given the vases in 1992 by a lady who was 76 at the time and explained to them the history of Nippon and Japan.  The vases had been passed down to her from her mother.

Our biscuit jar and their vase have this exact mark.  Mary and Richard's knowledge of the history of their vases helps to verify the identification of this mark as being genuine Nippon.

Nippon possibly - as yet unidentified

 

Lidded box previously in our collection and now Sold

Noritake/Nippon, RC.  Mark used beginning in 1911 for items intended for export to the U.S.  RC is for Royal Crockery fine china.  (Sources:  Nippon Porcelain Fifth Series by Van Patten, page 111; and Noritake, by Van Patten, pages 91 and 97)

 

Item #2847 Pedestal dish currently For Sale

Noritake China, Made in Japan. Hand Painted.  After 1921.  Found on this footed bowl owned by Karen Milliorn in New Mexico.  It originally belonged to her grandmother.  Notice the Lustreware finish.

Noritake China, Japan. Camillia is the name of the pattern.  c.1933-1953.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Noritake, Joan Van Patten, pages 93 and 101)  Item #3906

Noritake China, Japan. Somerset is the name of the pattern.  c.1953-64.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Noritake, Joan Van Patten, pages 93 and 104)  Item #2104

Nymphenburg, Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Nymphenburg, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1895-1920.  (Source:  Keramik-Marken Lexikon by Dieter Zuhlsdorff, page 275) 

Found on this beautiful plate owned by Lorry Baldwin of Arizona, USA

Occupied Japan, American Beauty.  The Occupied Japan part of the mark dates it to 1945-52 just after World War II when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces.

Occupied Japan, Ardalt.  The Occupied Japan part of the mark dates it to 1945-52 just after World War II when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces.

Occupied Japan, Chubu China.  The Occupied Japan part of the mark dates it to 1945-52 just after World War II when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces.

Occupied Japan, Trimont China.  The Occupied Japan part of the mark dates it to 1945-52 just after World War II when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces.

O&E.G., Oscar and Edgar Gutherz, Altrohlau, Austria, 1899-1918.  (Source:  Kovel's, page 74).  Same as mark below, but without a pattern name.  Found on hand painted plates that were probably the work of an American china painter.  This is no doubt a whiteware mark for decoration outside the factory.  This same mark with a pattern name added as shown below indicates decoration inside the factory.

O&E.G., Oscar and Edgar Gutherz, Altrohlau, Austria, 1899-1918.  (Source:  Kovel's, page 74 ).  Rose Dubarry is one of the pattern names used by Gutherz on factory decorated pieces.   Found on a hand painted demicup and plate.  The mark above without a pattern name was used on whiteware that was decorated outside the factory, while those with a pattern name infers decoration inside the factory.

Our SOLD Item #2196

Ohme, Hemann Ohme Porcelain Factory,  Niedersalzbrunn, Silesia, Germany, in business c.1882-1930.  This area is now Szczwienko, Poland.  (Source:  Kovel's, page 16).  Carmen appears to be a pattern name.  Also according to Kovel's Newsletter of May 2007, this mark was used 1918-1922.  This factory was known for producing products known as Old Ivory.  Item #2749

Orlik.  Alfred Orlik had a shop on Madison Avenue in New York as early as 1940 and perhaps earlier.  We have an October 1940 issue of House Beautiful magazine with an Alfred Orlik ad for an English breakfast set.  The Orlik name in the ad is in the exact same style as the one you see in this mark which is found on some Schumann Forget-Me-Not plates.  The U. S. Zone part of this mark dates to 1945-1949.  Apparently Orlik was a china retailer before and after World War II.  How long he was in business, we don't yet know.

OS St. Kilian Germany, Oscar Schlegelmilch Factory, Langewiesen, Thuringia, Germany.  The green OLS mark is dated to c.1904.  The Beehive mark is dated to 1892(Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Fourth Series, by Gaston, pages 249 and 250).   Item #2318

OS St. Kilian Germany, Oscar Schlegelmilch Factory, Langewiesen, Thuringia, Germany.  Same as above, but without the beehive mark.  

 

Found on this beautiful vase owned by H.G.

Osborne China.

(See JKW Bavaria)

OTCO, Bavaria, Germany.   Perhaps a retailer or exporter.  (See JKW Bavaria)

 

 

Ovington's, New York, Chicago.  Ovington's, New York, Chicago was a retailer on Fifth Avenue in New York City and no doubt special ordered this pattern from the Rosenthal China Corporation sometime between the years 1925 and c.1941, the years Rosenthal used this cartouche mark.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 120).  

One source says 1939-1945 for this particular cartouche mark; however, those were the years we were at war with Germany.  All trade with Germany totally ceased during that time.  There would have been no special orders between Ovington's of New York and Rosenthal of Germany during those particular years.

Pictures contributed by SP in Illinois

 (Also See Rosenthale)

Ovington Bros., New York.  A retailer on Fifth Avenue in New York City.  Paired with a decorating mark from Donath and Company, in business c.1872-1916 in Dresden, Germany. 

The decorating mark is c.1893-1916 and is found on this beautiful bowl owned by E.M. in Tranquility, New Jersey

Ovington Bros., New York.  A retailer on Fifth Avenue in New York City.  Was also in Chicago.  The Aynsley mark dates back to the 1920's.  Found on a set of dishes known to have been purchased in NYC prior to1935.  So, the Ovington mark is at least as old as pre-1935.  Currently owned by KSH of Santa Barbara, California.  Her grandmother was the original purchaser and owner.  If you know the name of the pattern and/or source for replacement saucers, please see our "Requests" link for contact information for KSH.

Ovington's, New York, Chicago.  A retailer on Fifth Avenue in New York City, as well as in Chicago. 

 T. K. Thun Czechoslovakia Demicup

Found on a set of  1939 TK Thun demicups, which were decorated especially for Ovington's.

Ovington Brothers.  Very interesting combination of marks, including this one for the retailers Ovington Brothers of New York and Chicago.  Found on this beautiful plate owned by MA in Williamstown, Massachusetts:

The portrait is that of Madam de Parabere.  Her name is so inscribed by on the back of the plate.  The gold used for her name seems to match the gold of the as yet unidentified mark of the "Paris Gold Knight."  The blue circled mark says Sevres 1844, and appears to be a genuine Sevres mark.  The red mark says Chateau Des Tuileries and represents the house or chateau for which this piece was decorated.  (A similar mark is shown on page 395 of Gaston's Third Edition Limoges book, except it is Chateau De St. Cloud.  It is referred to as an overglaze decorating mark and dated c.1905.)  The as yet unidentified "Gold Knight Paris" mark seems familiar, but haven't been able to find it in any of my books.  Please e-mail if you know.

Ovington Brothers, New York.  c.1920's-30's.  An Ovington retailer's mark paired with a Hutschenreuther whiteware mark and a Deluxe Decorating Works of New York decorating mark, all of which are found on a set of beautiful plates owned by Gail Shover of Granbury, Texas.  The plates were decorated by Deluxe exclusively for Ovington's.  

Gail would like to sell the plates.   Please e-mail her directly if you have an interest.

 

Picture courtesy of Anita in Williamsburg, Virginia

P.A., Arzberg, Bavaria.  Arzberg Porcelain Factory, Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.  Mark used c.1927-1981.   (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 114)  (Picture of mark  is courtesy of Anita in Virginia)

Paragon China, England.   References say the top portion of this mark was used 1932-39.  Therefore, the reference to Queen Elizabeth is apparently referring to the current Queen's mother, also named Elizabeth and who was on the throne with her husband, King George VI, who reigned from 1937-1952.  That narrows the date of this particular mark to 1937-1939.

Paragon China, England.  1939-49

Paragon China, England.  Queen Elizabeth Coronation Cup, June 2, 1953.

Paragon China, England, Marlborough Series.  c.1950's or later.

Paragon China, England.  c.1950's or later.

 

Petit, Jacob, worked for a short time in Fontainbleau, France, in the mid-19th century and used this mark c.1830-1862.   (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, page 124)

 

Our Item #1173 sold out

Pickard China.  A decorating studio in Chicago, Illinois.  Mark was used beginning in 1938 (Source: Pickard China by Alan Reed, page 73).

 

Our Item #2670 sold out

Pickard China.  This mark is same as one above except for the lion.  This version is not found in any of the books I have.

Our Item #2545

Pickard China.  The gold Pickard decorating mark was used 1925-30  (Source: Pickard China by Alan Reed, page 72).  The other mark appears is a whiteware mark for Heinrich & Co. of Selb, Bavaria, Germany, and was used 1930-39 (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 156).

The etched gold pattern by Pickard appears to be the one called Floral Scroll.  Based on the dates of the marks, these beautiful plates are from 1930.

Pictures contributed by anonymous in USA

Pickard China.  The gold Pickard decorating mark was used 1925-30  (Source: Pickard China by Alan Reed, page 72).  The other mark appears to be a Rosenthal whiteware mark.  Notice the misspelling, Rosinthale, and that it appears to have been drawn by hand.

Our Item #2381 sold

Pickard China,  The gold Pickard decorating mark is same as one above.  The R S Tillowitz Silesia mark is a whiteware mark from the 1930's.

 

Our Item #2165 sold

Pickard China.  This exact mark is not shown in the Pickard book, but is similar to one dated 1925-1930(Source: Pickard China by Alan Reed, page 72).

 

Our Item #2338 sold

Picture courtesy of C.P. in the Ozark Mountain Region USA

Pirkenhammer, Bohemia.  Christian Fischer operated a factory in Pirkenhammer, Bohemia.  The incised CF mark is one used 1846-57, according to pages 365 and 366 of the Directory of European Porcelain by Ludwig Danckert.  For more information about the Pirkenhammer factory and their hallmarks and history, go to www.pirken-hammer.com.  For more about Bohemia and Czech history, click here for our Glossary.

Pirkenhammer, Czechoslovakia.  Pirkenhammer mark used 1918-1938, according to the Pirkenhammer website www.pirken-hammer.com.  The other mark is dated to c.1930-1935 and is that of Schmieger & Sons of Schonfeld, a decorating studio in Carlsbad, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.  (Sources:  Directory of European Porcelain, Ludwig Danckert, page 413; and Keramik-Marken Lexikon,1885-1935 Europa by Dieter Zuhlsdorff, page 293).

Czechoslovakia was formed in 1918 at the end of World War I.  In 1993, after the fall of communism, Czechoslovakia was divided into two countries = the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.  A Slovak American viewer, Patrick Kiral, advised me of the two new names.  "Thank you, Patrick."  For more about Bohemia and Czech history, click here for our Glossary.

Our Item #3909

Pillivuyt et Cie., la Porcelaine de France which I assume was/is probably a decorating mark for this factory/studio.  The closest I can come to identifying it is on page 271 of Danckert's Directory of European Porcelain.  However, this exact mark is not represented there, nor is there much information other than they began business in 1853.  The city of origin appears to be Mehun-sur-Yevre. 

Our Item #2742 sold

P. K. Silesia.  Konigszelt Porcelain Factory, Konigszelt, Silesia, Germany.  In the Directory of European Porcelain, this is the first of four marks shown for this factory which is said to have been founded in 1860.  The second mark shown in the book is said to have been registered with the German Trademark of Registry in 1880 -- so it appears that this mark was first used between the years of c.1860 and c.1880.  How long it may have continued in use after 1880, we don't know.  (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 188 and 667)  Item #2083

PK Unity Germany.  No information so far.  E-mail if you know.

PL Limoges France.  See Redon, M. below.

PLS   Looks like a Tirschenreuth mark, but we can't identify it for certain as of now.  Item #2375

PM Bavaria Plate Mark

PM Bavaria, Porcelain Factory Moschendorf, Bavaria, Germany.  In business c.1904-1938Item #1934

PMP = (See Von Schierholz)

Porcelain Factory Merkelsgrun, Merkelsgrun, Bohemia (now Merklin, Czechoslovakia).  Mark is dated to 1912-1918 (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 82 and 448)  Item #2610

(see Legle) (see Veritable)

Porcelaine d'Art.  (see Legle) (see Veritable)

Porcelain Palles, Limoges, France, a decorating company that was only in business from 1926-1950 and few examples of their work exist.   (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 379)  Item #2195

PP Bavaria.  Leni Parbus Porcelain Decorating Studio, Oberkotzau, Germany., c. 1904-1950's.  (Source:  page 449 of Dackert's Directory of European Porcelain, New and Revised Edition)

Pictures are courtesy of a collector who wishes to remain anonymous. 

These pieces are typical of what I remember seeing while growing up in the 1950's.

Same as above except mark is in Gold.  Found on this coffee set owned by M.D.

P R Meissen.  Item #2607

(see Limoges)

Prevot Porcelain, Limoges France  (see Limoges)

Prov SXE, ES Germany.  This mark, which also includes the beehive,  is one of those used by Erdmann Schlegelmilch of Suhl, Thuringia, Germany, c.1900-1920's.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Mary Frank Gaston, pages 203, 204, 215, 216).  This is a green overglaze mark. 

Our SOLD Item #2620

Picture courtesy of Sandi Boothmann, Camden, Michigan

Prov SXE, ES Germany.  1920's.   (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Mary Frank Gaston, page 215)

(See Royal Rudolstadt)

Prussia Royal Rudolstadt.  (See Royal Rudolstadt)

(See Schonwald Porcelain Factory of Arzberg)

P.S.A.A. Bavaria  (See Schonwald Porcelain Factory of Arzberg)

(See Tirschenreuth)

P. T. Bavaria.  (See Tirschenreuth)

P. T. Germany, Porcelain Factory Tettau.   This particular mark is c.1902 when the factory started operating under that name (one source says 1902; another says 1915).  (Sources:  Pages 42 and 487 of Rontgen's and pages 449-450 of Directory of  European Porcelain).  Items #2763 and #2764

(See Rosina)

Queen's Rosina China.  (See Rosina)

 (See Unger & Schilde)

R   (See Unger & Schilde)

(See Winterling)

R Bavaria.  (See Winterling)

(See Rosenthal)

R & C or R. C.  (See Rosenthal)

(See Reichenbach)

R Made in German Democratic Republic.  (See Reichenbach)

Redon, M., Limoges, France, c.1891-1896.  Whiteware mark.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 269) 

Redon, M., Limoges, France, c.1882-1896.  The red mark is a decorating mark dated 1882-1896.  The green MR mark is a factory mark dated 1891-1896.  (Source:  Antique Limoges at Home by Debby DuBay, page 235).  Found on a set of dishes with an unknown pattern owned by Larry Bishop in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

 

Please e-mail if you know this pattern.

Redon, M., Limoges, France, c.1905-late 1930's.  Green mark is a whiteware mark.  Red mark is a decorating mark.  The PL is for La Porcelain Limousine, the new factory name as of c.1905.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 269)  

Item #3929

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Reed and Barton.  c. 1950's

Reichenbach Porcelain Factory, Reichenbach, Thuringia, Germany.  The GDR part of the mark is for "German Democratic Republic" (East Germany) which was established in 1949 and ended in 1990.  Based on that, any items with this particular mark were made no earlier than 1949 and possibly as late as 1977 when Reichenbach put a different mark into use (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 383).  

Found on our SOLD Item #2585

 

Mark found on this coffee pot, part of a full set owned by Linda Vantrece of Lewisville, Texas.

Pattern is unknown.

 

Mark found on this plate, part of a full set owned by RM, USA

(See RW Bavaria)

Retsch Porcelain Factory.  (See RW Bavaria)

(See Austria)

Riedl, Josef.  (See Austria)

(See Klemm, Richard)

RK Dresden.  (See Klemm, Richard)

(See Dresden)

RL Dresden.  (See Dresden)

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Rogers, Wm. Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut.  Resource books indicate Rogers was in business under this name and used this mark from c.1865-1898,  In 1898, they helped organize the International Silver Company.

(See Unger & Schilde)

Roschutzer Porzellanmanufaktur Unger & Schilde.  (See Unger & Schilde)

"Rosenthal" Bavaria Echt Cobalt.   Though the Rosenthal mark is not on this set, the mold shapes (Pompadour) are definitely Rosenthal, and the related family story says they are Rosenthal.  The set was given to a military family stationed in Germany in the early 1950's. 

I haven't been able to identify the starburst mark, but assume it was a decorating mark, either for Rosenthal or an outside decorator.  See my Q&A for more details of the interesting story, as well as more pictures from B. G. in Pennsylvania.

Rosenthal, Germany, Selb, Bavaria, Germany (West Germany).  From 1953 (Source:  Kovel's, page 96).  Kovel's is the only book where I could find just the word Germany in the Rosenthal mark.

Found on this decorative plate owned by Yossi Cohen in Israel.  The courting scene is a reprint/decal of work by Fragonard, a French artist who lived 1732-1806.  His work has been widely reproduced by various porcelain factories and usually called the "Love Story" scenes or pattern.  In this case, Maria appears to be the pattern name chosen by Rosenthal.  Based on the mark, it is from the mid-1950's-60's.  Yossi would like to sell the plate.  If you are interested, click on this link of my website for additional information.

Rosenthal (R&C), Kronach, Upper Franconia, Germany.  c. 1901-1927.  This was the Kronach branch of Rosenthal & Co. (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 273,274).  MALMAISON may be a pattern name, mold style, or product line???

Found on this bowl owned by L.B., who inherited it from her great grandmother.

Rosenthal (R&C), Kronach, Upper Franconia, Germany.  c. 1901-1927.  This was the Kronach branch of Rosenthal & Co. (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 273,274) 

 

Found on this demitasse saucer with the added word Dresden in gold, referencing the Dresden Flowers decoration.  4" diameter.  Our Item #3995.  Email if interested in purchasing.  

 

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Rosenthale Ivory, Germany.  c. 1930's.  Ivory may be the name of the line.  Pompadour Titian may be the style and the pattern.  This elaborate cartouche mark was used 1925-1941 by the Rosenthal China Corporation in New York City for the purposes of distributing the Rosenthal products in the U.S. during those years.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 120 and 455)  

Our Item #1895

Rosenthale Ivory, Bavaria, Germany.  Ovington's, New York, Chicago was a retailer on Fifth Avenue in New York City and no doubt special ordered this pattern from the Rosenthal China Corporation sometime between the years 1925 and c.1941, the years Rosenthal used this cartouche mark.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 120).  

One source says 1939-1945 for this particular cartouche mark; however, those were the years we were at war with Germany.  All trade with Germany totally ceased during that time.  There would have been no special orders between Ovington of New York and Rosenthal of Germany during those particular years.

Pictures contributed by SP in Illinois

Rosenthale Bavaria, Selb-Bavaria, Germany.  The e at the end means this is a whiteware mark for the Rosenthal factory.

Resource books date it back to 1907-1930's.

(Sources:  New and Revised Edition of Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 12 and 597; and Keramik-Marken Lexikon by Dieter Zuhlsdorff, page 263.)

It is found on this beautiful tankard set owned by M.W. of Wyoming USA

Picture Courtesy of Patty in Florida

Rosenthale, Ges. Geschutzt, Selb-Bavaria, Germany.  A whiteware mark just like the one below except for the words, so assume it is also c.1908-1953.  Gesetzlich Geschutzt translates to Legally Protected and is a patent mark used in Germany and Austria. 

Found on this cobalt pitcher with inlaid pewter scrollwork.  (Pictures and translation contributed by Patty in Port Charlotte, Florida.)

Rosenthale, Selb-Bavaria, Germany.  c.1908-1953.  Donatello is the style of the blank.  A whiteware mark found on a set of hand-painted tea cups  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 137)  

Found on our Item #2353.

Rosinthale, Selb-Bavaria, Germany. c.1908-1953.  Gold seal found on a set of dinnerware inherited by J. Barwick in NYC.  He is trying to identify the pattern. 

Please e-mail if you can help.

Rosinthale, Selb-Bavaria, Germany. c.1908-1953.  Apparently a whiteware mark on a bowl decorated by the Pickard studio in America.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 137)  Item #2381

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Rosinthale, Kronach, Germany.  c.1933-1945.   Moliere is possibly the style of the blank(Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 137) 

Rosinthale, Selb Bavaria, Germany.  U. S. Zone dates to the 1945-49 era when the U. S. occupied Germany just after WW II.  Pompadour is either the name of the pattern or the style of the blank.  Item #2307

Rosina China

Rosina China, Queen's.

Rosina China, Queen's, Richmond.

Royal = Unidentified Mark  Please e-mail if you know.   Found on this set owned by Alexis Pleus in Binghamton, New York.

Royal Adderley Prairie Rose, Canadian Provincial Flowers.

Royal Albert Prairie Rose

(See HC Royal Bavaria)

 

Royal Bavaria = (see HC Royal Bavaria)

 

 

(See Hutschenreuther)

 

 

Royal Bavarian = (see Hutschenreuther)

 

Royal Bavarian China, P.M.B., Germany.

Found on this German chocolate pot. 

Pictures contributed by Darrell Lawson of Knoxville, Tennessee.

The P.M.B. remains unidentified.  Email if you know

Royal Chelsea, England. 

Royal Copenhagen Denmark.

Royal Crown Derby Tiffany, England and New York, 1890.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 246)

Royal Doulton, England.  According to the Doulton dating system described on page 237 of Kovel's Dictionary Marks, the cup shown below was manufactured in 1928 (from 1912-1930's, Doulton used an impressed numbering system, with the last number meaning the year of manufacture -- the last impressed number on these is 28, for 1928; impossible to photograph). 

Royal Doulton England Demitasse Cup and Saucer

The pattern is ORIENT

Royal Doulton, England.  According to the Doulton dating system described on page 237 of Kovel's Dictionary Marks, items with mark were manufactured in 1939 (the number 12 to the right of the mark is added to 1927 for the year 1939).  

Royal Doulton Dinner Plate

The pattern is Clifton

Royal Doulton, England. 

Royal Doulton Pink Cups and Saucers 1939

 

Manufactured in 1939

Royal Doulton, England.  According to the Doulton dating system described on page 237 of Kovel's Dictionary Marks, items with mark were manufactured in 1940 (the number 13 to the right of the mark is added to 1927 for the year 1940).   Found on a pair of Hand Painted plates.  Signed by documented Royal Doulton artist, P. Curnock.  

 

Our Items #4024 and #4025 currently For Sale

Royal Doulton, Kenilworth Castle. England.  Kenilworth Castle is  the scene on the plate shown below that has this mark.  Hand Painted and signed.  c.1920's

 

Our Item #2276 currently for sale.

 

Royal Dux, Dux Porcelain Manufactory, Dux, Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia), 1900-1918, raised and impressed triangle mark.  (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 155)

Royal Munich.  Appears to have been a decorating studio (possibly in the general area of Germany that produced the popular R. S. Prussia and related products) that decorated whiteware from Z. S. & Co. of Rehau, Bavaria, Germany.  Mary Frank Gaston's book on R. S. Prussia featuring R.S., E.S.,O.S., and C.S., Fourth Series, has a whole section on "Royal" marks such as Royal Vienna, Royal Berlin, Royal Coburg, Royal Frankfort, Royal Tillowitz, etc., which were apparently decorating marks.  Royal Munich is possibly in that same category and just not documented.  Item #2085

Royal Rudolstadt.  Beyer & Bock, Volkstedt, Germany.  Mark is dated c.1905-1932.  (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 113).

Found on this hand painted plate.

Another example of Beyer & Bock.  Contributed by Margaret Milne in Australia.  She found this beautiful cup and saucer at a yard sale in Brisbane, Australia.  The impressed mark is for Beyer & Bock.  The overstamped crown is most likely a decorating mark.

Royal Saxe ES Germany, Erdmann Schlegelmilch, Suhl, Thuringia, Germany.  This mark is believed to have been used in the 1890's.  Royal Saxe was apparently a decorating studio that decorated ES whiteware.   (Source: Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Fourth Series,  by Mary Frank Gaston, page 207)   Item #1234

Royal Standard, England.  Mark was used beginning in 1949 until recent years.  (Source:  Collectible Cups & Saucers Book II, Jim and Susan Harran, page 352)

Royal Stanley

Royal Vienna.  Apparently a decorating studio in the general area of Germany that produced the popular R. S. Prussia and related products.  This particular mark with a crown and beehive are in a pale black or gray color and appear to be over the glaze.  A similar crown mark is discussed on page 168 of the Fourth Series R. S. Prussia book by Gaston.  (Source: Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Fourth Series,  by Mary Frank Gaston, page 168)  Item #2343

Royal Worcester, England, The Duchess.

RPM Ewer Mark

R.P.M. Germany, (no information at this time)

RS Germany, Reinhold Schlegelmilch, Tillowitz, Silesia, Germany.  Used beginning in 1910 and believed to have only been used by the Tillowitz factory.  (Sources:  Kovel's Dictionary of Marks, page 75; and Collector's Encyclopedia of R. S. Prussia, Fourth Series,  by Mary Frank Gaston, page 68)  Item #1233

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R. S. Steeple, Reinhold Schlegelmilch, Suhl and Tillowitz, Germany.

Rudolstadt, Beyer & Bock, Volkstedt, Germany, c.1905-1932.  (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 113). 

Found on our SOLD Item #2676

Vito Amorelli inherited this beautiful coffee pot with its Lustreware finish from his mother, Julia Amorelli, Millbury, Massachusetts.

It is in her Loving Memory that this posting is made. 

Here's a link found by Vito to other pieces by this factory:  http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Rudolstadt+China&qpvt=Rudolstadt+China&FORM=IGRE#a

Rudolstadt, Ernest Bohne Sons Porcelain Factory, Rudolstadt Volkstedt Thuringia Germany.  c.1901-1920 (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page 196)

Rudolstadt, Ernest Bohne Sons Porcelain Factory, Rudolstadt Volkstedt Thuringia Germany.  c.1901-1920.  The crown and N mark was originally used by Capo di Monte in Naples and has been widely copied by many factories.  Because this mark was found on a piece that also included Germany stamped on it, we are assuming it is another one of the Bohne Sohne marks.

Rudolstadt, New York & Rudolstadt Pottery, in business c.1882-1918.  This mark was registered in the German Trademark of Registry on May 2, 1896.  This factory was owned by U. S. importers Lewis Straus & Sons in New York.   (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 397 and 668; and Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 134)

Rudolstadt, New York & Rudolstadt Pottery, in business c.1882-1918.  This mark was registered in the German Trademark of Registry on May 2, 1896.

Same as above mark, but in gold and blue.  Picture contributed by J. T. in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA.  See our Q&A of December 19, 2006, for more information.

RW Bavaria, Retsch & Co. Porcelain Factory, Wunsiedel, Bavaria, Germany.  Established in 1885 and apparently still in business today.  This particular mark was registered in the German Trademark Registry in 1899, but no ending date is given in any of the references.  (Sources:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 502; and Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 191 and 506)

(Picture contributed by Carolyn in Virginia)

Saxe, R or CR., AustriaUnidentified.  Some have speculated that it is RS Prussia, but I have not been able to find it in any of my many books on porcelain marks.  Please e-mail if you can help

Found on this beautiful platter owned by Teri Vincent Vernieri in Moreno Valley, California.  Thanks to Debbie Womack in Arizona, a friend of Teri's, for sending the pictures and communicating with me about the mark.

Picture courtesy of D.B. in Fayetteville, Texas

Saxonia.  Unidentified.  Please e-mail if you can help.

Saxony, Fraureuth Porcelain Factory, Fraureuth, Saxony, Germany.  In business 1898-1935.  This mark used c.1898-1928 (page 102 of Kovel's).

Found on this plate that is initialed and dated 1913 on the back.  The initials are probably that of the owner marking his/her property.

Pictures contributed by David Wilson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1876-1901

Saxony Porcelain Factory, Carl Thieme, Potschappel, Saxony, Germany.  (Sources:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page108; Kovel's, page 132.

Our SOLD Item #1886

1902 - ?

Saxony Porcelain Factory, Carl Thieme, Potschappel, Saxony, Germany.  (Sources:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page108).  Two examples below shown below

Our Item #2538

 

 

Pictures of this beautiful compote are courtesy of Mark and June Brown of Why Not Antiques in Middletown, Virginia.

1902 - ?

 

Saxony Porcelain Factory, Carl Thieme, Potschappel, Saxony, Germany.  (Sources:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page108; Kovel's, page 132.

Our SOLD Item #1667

 

1902 - ?

Saxony Porcelain Factory, Carl Thieme, Potschappel, Saxony, Germany.  (Sources:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page108; Kovel's, page 132.

Our Item #3911 currently for sale

1902 - ?

Saxony Porcelain Factory, Carl Thieme, Potschappel, Saxony, Germany.  (Sources:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page108)

Our SOLD Item #2528

1961 - Present

Saxony Porcelain Factory, Carl Thieme, Potschappel, Saxony, Germany.  (Sources:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page108)

Our SOLD Item #2551

Schaller = Oscar Schaller & Co., Kirchenlamitz, Bavaria, Germany.  1921 to present.  This factory is part of the Winterling Group.  (Sources Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, 3rd Edition, by Rontgen, pages 162 and 427)

(No example of product for mark at left)

A set by Oscar Schaller decorated with the Dresden Flowers.   Obviously Dresden Rich is the pattern name assigned by Schaller.

Owned by Peter Rumsey of Saginaw, Michigan 

 

Found on this coffee set owned by Greg Swager in Garrett, Indiana.

Schaller, E., Wiesau Bavaria.  Apparently a decorator's mark.  Paired with a Schumann mark that is dated c.1950's-70's. 

 

Found on this Love Story demitasse set in Pink owned by A. Roy in Maple Ridge B.C. Canada

 

Another example, this time in Gold, from Ian Cornelius, Somerset UK

 

(See Von Schierholz)

 

Schierholz  (See Von Schierholz)

 

ES Germany Mark

 

(See ES Germany)

Schlegelmilch, Erdmann (See ES Germany)

(See Prov SXE)

Schlegelmilch, Erdmann, Prov SXE (See Prov SXE)

 (See OS St. Kilian Germany)

Schlegelmilch,Oscar  (See OS St. Kilian Germany)

(See RS Steeple)

Schlegelmilch, Reinhold  (See RS Steeple)

(See Unger Schneider)

Schneider's Heirs  (See Unger Schneider)

Schonwald Porcelain Factory, Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.  Originally Porcelain Factory Theodore Lehmann (c.1898-1904) and acquired by Schonwald in 1904.  This particular mark was used by Schonwald between the years 1920-27 In 1927-28, this factory was taken over by the Kahla Porcelain Factory and renamed Porcelain Factory Arzberg.  (Sources Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, pages 250 and 376; and Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 24).  Also see "Arzberg Porcelain Factory" above for that later mark.

Schonwald Porcelain Factory, Upper Frankonia, Bavaria, Germany.  Originally J. N. Muller Porcelain Factory (c.1879-1898).  Taken over by and became a branch of Kahla Porcelain Factory in 1927 and given the name Schonwald Porcelain Factory.  This mark (without the added words) was registered in 1911 in the German Trademark Register.   The added words "Germany U. S. Zone" dates to the years 1945-49 when Bavaria was occupied by the U. S. following the end of World War II.  (Sources Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, pages 74 and 475; and Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 414 and 670).

(See Czechoslovakia)

Schuldes Porcelain.  (See Czechoslovakia)

(Click here for Schumann tables of marks and patterns.)

Schumann, Carl, Porcelain Factory, Arzberg Bavaria Germany.  (Click here for Schumann tables of marks and patterns.)

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Schumann & Schreider, Schwarzenhammer, Bavaria, Germany.  In business 1905-1984.  This factory was co-founded by Karl Schreider and  Christopher Schumann (Carl Schumann's brother). Christopher married into the very old and very wealthy Schreider family who were great land owners in the city of Schwarzenhammer.   Christopher eventually went into business with his father-in-law, Karl August Schreider, and in 1905 established the Schumann & Schreider Porcelain Factory of Schwarzenhammer, Bavaria, Germany. 

(This factory should not be confused with the Carl Schumann Porcelain Factory which was totally separate.)

The first three marks are shown as being used sometime after 1905, but for how long is unclear. (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, page 192).  The third mark is on a pair of plates,  Item #2671

The Eleanor mark , the best we have been able to determine, is probably a decorating mark.  It's been found on items from other factories and is always in addition to a factory mark.  This mark was contributed by Debbie for her Aunt Wilma Jean, of Johnston City, Illinois.  It was found on a sugar and creamer set that Wilma Jean, as a small child,  remembers being given to her mother by her Uncle Ira (Wilma's mother's brother).  The date would have been around 1930 or so.

(4)  This fourth mark with the U. S. Zone dates it to the years 1945-1949, the years Bavaria was occupied by the U. S. just after World War II. 

Found on Item #3921

 

Mark #5 at left includes an unidentified mark with the words "Porzellan Imperial Germany."  Probably a retailer or exporter.  If you know, please e-mail.

The mark is found on this plate.  Pictures ontributed by Shana Rawls of Santa Fe, Texas.

See Q & A posting of February 20, 2010, for more details.

Courtesy of Mark Workman of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA(2)

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Thanks to Xenia in Missouri, Mark #6 at left, a lone lion, has been identified as being from Schumann & Schreider (Source:  http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/bavaria/schwarzenhammer_1/00.php )

  Found on this bowl owned by Rodney Poole in New Mexico.  Xenia owns a similar plate.

 

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Picture contributed by KM of California(2)

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Schumann, F. A., Friedrich Adolph Schumann Porcelain Factory, Berlin, Germany.  c.1835-1914.  Discontinued porcelain production in 1880, after which they specialized in porcelain decorating. (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 383). 

 (1)  These first two marks appear to be among the oldest marks for this factory.  The first one says "F.A. Schumann, Moabit Berlin" and is dated 1835-1851 (page 55 of Rontgen).   The second mark is dated 1852-1864 (page 55 of Rontgen).  Both of these marks are found on this small dish and spoon owned by Linda in Cornwall, England.

 

The first mark is on the dish.  The second mark is on the spoon.  It appears then that set was made around 1851-52.

 

 

 

(2) I can't find this particular F. A. Schumann mark with its address of  F. A. Schumann, 107 Leipziger Str. 107, Berlin.W.  I believe this was most likely a decorator's mark for F. A. Schumann, and used somewhere in those decorating years of 1880-1914.

Paired with a Hutschenreuther whiteware factory mark used c.1914-1938

Found on this beautiful plate owned by K.M. in Granite Bay, California.  This is one of a set of six small plates brought back from Germany by K.M.'s uncle after World War II.   Since the F. A. Schumann factory ceased its decorating business in 1914, the same year the Hutschenreuther  whiteware mark began, these plates had to have been decorated in 1914.

 

 

 

(3) A second example of this mark, but with slight variation in placement of the address, is found on this set of dishes owned by I.S.S. in Boston, Massachusetts.  He inherited the set from his parents and knows it has been in the family since late 1940's or early 1950's.  His earliest memories of  the china was using it for holiday meals in the very early 1950's.   His parents told him about purchasing the dishes from an antique dealer in Connecticut.  The set was missing its cups and saucers.  In spite of that, the day they made the purchase, they were offered the full purchase price of the dishes for just the odd pieces.   This set does not have a whiteware mark and could therefore date anywhere in the years of 1880-1914.

 

 

Anyone who can help with additional information and/or is familiar

with F. A. Schumann, please e-mail.

(See Schumann & Schreider)

Schwarzenhammer, Bavaria, Germany. = (See Schumann & Schreider)

Seltman, Johann Seltmann Porcelain Factory, Vohenstrauss, Bavaria, Germany.  Apparently a whiteware mark used c.1901-1932.

 

Found on the creamer shown in this group of handpainted china.  The other pieces are unmarked.  Pictures sent by RB in Asheboro, North Carolina.

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Siesicki.  (See Signatures)

Sevres France.  These over-the-glaze marks appear to be those from the reign of Louis-Phillippe in France, 1830-1848, and are most likely genuine Sevres marks.  The blue circled mark says Sevres 1844.  The  backward P's mark says SV 40 or possibly 4G (can't read the last digit or letter).  The red mark says Chateau Des Tuileries and represents the house or chateau for which this piece was decorated.  A similar mark is shown on page 395 of Gaston's Third Edition Limoges book, except it is Chateau De St. Cloud.  It is referred to as an overglaze decorating mark and dated c.1905 The undecorated ware of the beautiful plate shown at left (our Item #2711) was produced by the  Sevres factory, but may or may not have been decorated there.  The red chateau mark shown at left differs slightly in appearance from those in Danckert's, pages 604-605, which show the crown inside the circle, not outside.  That makes it questionable for me.  Only wares decorated inside the Sevres factory are genuine Sevres  (Source:  Decorative Plates by the Harrans, page 105).   On page 301 of Warman's English and Continental Pottery & Porcelain, 2nd Edition, there is a lengthy discussion of the many Sevres reproductions, many of them with Chateau marks.  A very credible source who wishes to remain anonymous has confirmed my assessment that this plate is considered to be "Sevres Style" and not genuine Sevres, meaning it was decorated outside the factory as discussed above.  Anyone with additional information, please e-mail. 

(also see "Ovington's")

"Sevres" = (also see "Ovington's")

Signatures

Signatures -- more on the way -- work in progress

Signature = Alberti.  (See Bavarian Autumn Hand Painted for information)

Picture courtesy of Ivan Rasskozov in Torrance California

Signature = Ann.  American China Painter most likely.  Found in Torrance, California, on a hand painted plate on Schumann whiteware.  Undated.

Signature = Asher, Emma.   American China PainterFound on a pair of figurines in Dallas, Texas.  Dated Christmas 1949.  Item #2761

Signature = Barlow, G.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a hand painted plate in Dallas, Texas.  Dated 1916 Item #2771

Signature = Beall, 1931.  American China Painter most likely. 

Found on our Item #3952.  Schumann whiteware.

Signature = Bernice.  American China Painter most likely.  Found in 2006 on a hand painted plate in Dallas, Texas.  Undated.

 

Signature = Bess.   American China PainterFound on a hand painted dish in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Dated 1965Items #2715 and #2716
Signature = Braun, J.  Bavarian Germany China painter.  Found on hand painted plate owned by B.V. in Indiana.  B.V. is also an ebayer (indybones).  It appears this undecorated ware was made sometime between the years 1903-1927, but not decorated until 1942.   J. Braun was most likely a professional decorator in Bavaria.  If anyone has any information about J. Braun, please e-mail.

Signature = Bronssillon, J.  Documented Limoges Artist (page 455 of Gaston's Limoges Third Edition)

Found on this fish set dated c.1906-1920

Formerly owned by us, but now SOLD

Signature = Clement, K.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on hand painted bowl in Louisiana with a Bavarian backstamp.  Beautiful roses referred to as Crimson Rambler in the backstamp.  Undated.  Item #2777
Signature = Cluck, L.  American China PainterFound on hand painted plates in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Undated.  Item #2731 and Item #2731

Signature = Cox, Clifford.  American China PainterFound on a hand painted dish in Dallas, Texas.  Not dated.  Item #1939

Signature = Curnack, P.  Royal Doulton China Painter.  Found on Hand Painted plates, c.1940-41.  Our Items #4024 and #4025 currently For Sale

Signature = Darling, M.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a hand painted vase in Michigan.  Dated 1958.  The vase was Schumann whiteware.

Signature = Disnan, M.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a hand painted ewer in Sioux City, Iowa.  Date unknown.  No whiteware mark.

Signature = Douglas, L.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a set of hand painted teacups in Dallas, Texas.  Undated, but Rosenthale whiteware mark is dated c.1908-1953.   Item #2353

Signature = Duval.  A documented Limoges artist.  More of Duval's work can be found in the Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Mary Frank Gaston.  Gorgeous roses. 

The green J.P.L. France (Jean Pouyat Limoges) whiteware mark was used c.1890-1932.  

Item #2285

Signature = Erbstein, Olivia.  Signed and dated 1931.  Apparently a china painter of Jewish heritage who may have worked for the Krautheim factory in Selb, Germany.   It is found on this Art Deco style ash tray owned by Frank J. Morreale in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Morreale is a painter as well, and he is seeking information about Olivia.  She was no doubt a very special lady.  Sadly, she may have endured tremendous suffering and worse during the pre-war and war years in Germany.  In the words of Mr. Morreale, this small ash tray may be her legacy.  May this posting serve as some small tribute in honor of her memory.  Please email if you have information.

Signature = F., Myra.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a Schumann whiteware blank.  Signature is dated 1960.

Signature = Fann.  A documented decorator for Oscar & Edgar Gutherz, in business 1898-1918 in the city of Altrohlau in what is now the Czech Republic.    See Q&A of March 31, 2010, for more information and related interesting story.

Signature = Fresch, Burnzetta. American china Painter (1913-1995).  Found on Schumann whiteware.   Signed and dated 1958.    Burnzetta did china painting as well as oil painting beginning around 1950.  She was a native of Beaver Falls in Western Pennsylvania and was an elementary school teacher by profession.

 

Pictures and family story shared by Burnzetta's niece, FEJ of Edina, Minnesota

J. Wayne (June Wayne) was Burnzetta's instructor.  They cosigned her work in 1958.

Signature = Gall.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a hand painted lidded bowl in Dallas, Texas.  Not dated, but whiteware mark is dated to 1970 or after.  Item #1949

Picture contributed by Devi Joseph of San Francisco California USA

Signature = Galvim.  American China Painter most likely, although European is also possible.  Found on a beautiful hand painted plate in San Francisco, California.  Not dated.  The plate was originally owned by Devi's mother and goes back to the 1950's at least and possibly to the Picture contributed by Devi Joseph of San Francisco California USA1940's, based on Devi's family history.  Devi believes it's possible the plate originated in Europe since his mother had a friend who brought her many things from Europe after World War II.  (Pictures contributed by Devi Joseph of San Francisco

Signature = Gardner, Uarda.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on whiteware found in California.  Signature is dated December 1956.

Signature = GB 24.  My speculation that this is possibly that of Gilman Burley of Burley & Co., a decorating studio in Chicago, 1885-1931.

Found on this chocolate set owned by S.S. in Davenport, Iowa.  See our Q & A posting of April 2, 2008, for more pictures and this very interesting story.  Notice the hand painted plate shown below is also Davenport related.

Signature =GB.  Possibly that of Gilman Burley of Burley & Co., a decorating studio in Chicago, 1885-1931.  Found on Haviland whiteware, hand painted by GB.

Plate owned by Lee Ann Hebert in Iowa.  From the estate of  her grandmother and second husband, Will Zimmerman,  from Davenport, Iowa.  Notice the chocolate set shown above is also  Davenport related.

This was her grandmother's favorite plate.

Signature = Geneva.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a hand painted dish in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Undated. 

Hand Painted German Plate Roses

 

Our Item #2733 currently for sale

Signature = Guhde, E.D., 1931.  American China Painter most likely.  Found on a hand painted dish.

 

A family heirloom from C. M., USA

Signature = Guillbaumi ???  Signature is hard to decipher.  Has a whiteware mark from the Tirschenreuth factory in Germany that dates to c.1903-1930.

Found on this hand painted bowl from K.B. In Texas

Signature = H., Thelma.  American China Painter most likely.  It is assumed that the last name begins with an H.

On these napkin holders found in Albany, Oregon, by Judy Heyerly of Vintage Estate Services.  Not believed to be my aunt who is documented below and lived in Oklahoma City all of her adult life.  To my knowledge, she always embedded her signature into the background of her work and in writing so tiny it is difficult to find.

Signature = Haines, Emily Phelps.  Probably an American China Painter.  Undated.    The whiteware mark dates to c.1890's-1910.  Whiteware, however,  can lay around for years before being decorated. 

Found by Karen in Florida among the treasures left by her mother-in-law, Helen.

Signature = Hancock, G.  Probably an American China Painter.  Undated.  Found in Dallas, Texas, in 2005 on hand painted plates with O&E.G. Austria backstamp.

See Q&A of March 31, 2010, for more information and related interesting story.

 

Signature = Hataway, Thelma.  American China Painter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, beginning in the 1950's.  She is also a beloved Aunt of mine (my Mother's sister).  Thanks to her two sons, my cousins, for allowing me to honor her in this way by giving her the public recognition she deserves for Thelma Hataway Hand Painted Plateher wonderful artistic talent, as well as to acknowledge the influence she had on me that continues to this day, and to say "Thank You!!" to her for all of that and more.  Her signature is on this beautiful plate she hand painted and gave to my Mother years and years ago.  I will never part with this plate.  This is in memory of both my Aunt and my Mother, both of whom are sorely missed.

Signature = Hatcher, Alice.  1952-53.  Probably an American China Painter.   Found on a Schumann whiteware blank.

Signature = Heine, C.  Possibly an American China Painter.  Found in Dallas, Texas, on a hand painted porcelain plate with a Bavarian backstamp.  Beautiful roses referred to as Crimson Rambler in the backstamp.  Item #2086

Signature = Hoppel, M. Falsey.  Probably an American China Painter.   Found at an Illinois estate sale by Lori Page.  Signed M. Falsey Hoppel and dated 1925.

 

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Signature = Hull.  Possibly an American China Painter.  Found in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on this beautiful hand painted plate with a PT Bavaria Tirschenreuth backstamp.  The plate is owned by J. J. in Bartlesville.  She rescued it from being tossed out as her parents were preparing for a move.

Signature = Josh.  Most likely an American china painter.  Found on hand painted and signed sugar and creamer owned by Paula Clark in Wisconsin and originally owned by her grandparents in Fremont, Ohio.   Her grandfather, Dr. Noah Bates, was known for delivering babies in exchange for paintings, bushels of chickens, etc., which is how he most likely acquired these pieces.  Josh, the artist, used whiteware from the Schumann Porcelain Factory in Germany.   The Schumann mark, shown at left, is one that dates as far back as c.1900.   Whiteware can go undecorated for years before someone finally uses it.  With these pieces being undated, it is unknown when Josh actually painted these beautiful  African Violets.

Signature = Kennedy, K.  Most likely an American china painter.  Found on this hand painted and signed dish owned by Kit Prate in Wisconson and her daughter Jeanne Dagley, also in Wisconsin.  Kit inherited this from her fraternal grandmother.

MZ whiteware mark.  See MZ above.

Signature = Kimball, M. C.  A documented American Artist who exhibited a portrait drawing in a Paris Salon in 1886.  (Source:  Artprice.com and American Art at the Nineteenth-Century Paris Salons, page 361)  Found on a 19th Century French Pastel Portrait.  Item #1847

Signature = Laporte.  A documented decorator for Oscar & Edgar Gutherz, in business 1898-1918 in the city of Altrohlau in what is now the Czech Republic.    See Q&A of March 31, 2010, for more information and related interesting story.

Picture not available

Signature = Larsen, Carl.  Unidentified.  Found on our Item #2084

Signature = Marie H.  An American China Painter in Saginaw, Michigan.  Found on a set of hand painted plates from the very early part of the 20th Century.  See our Q&A of January 31, 2008, for this interesting story.

Signature = Marling????  Found on a P. T. Bavaria chocolate set that was most likely decorated in the factory studio.  See Tirschenreuth below for picture and more information.

Picture contributed by Courtney in California

Signature = Marshall, Irene H.  An American China Painter inWhittier, California.  Examples of her work on Schumann whiteware are dated 1969.  See Q&A of January 27, 2005, for this interesting story.

Picture contributed by Joyce Zagurski in Omaha, Nebraska

Signature = Martin, A.  Probably an American China Painter.  Found in Omaha, Nebraska, on a pair of hand painted plates on Schumann whiteware.  Undated.

Signature = Martin, J.  A documented Limoges artist.  Found on a Haviland Limoges Fish Set.  Item #2355

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Signature =Mistric, M. L.  American China Painter.  Found in Dallas, Texas, on a hand painted teapot and a lidded bowl.  One is dated 1982 Items #1896 and #1897

Signature =Morrill.  Possibly an American China Painter.  Found on this Art Deco style chocolate set with an unidentified HC Royal Bavaria mark.

Pictures contributed by K.S. in USA

Signature =Muller, Paul Lothar.  Listed German Artist.  1869-1956.  See Q&A of March 9, 2010, for related interesting story.

Signature =Paiva, A. T.  Aida Paiva is an American Artist living in Deland, Florida

She has created original note cards (shown at left) as well as other paintings of the Wild Strawberry pattern by Schumann.  Notice in her note card painting that she has added a butterfly to the saucer.  It is difficult to tell her artistic work from the original demitasse cup:

Signature = Pierce, Anna E.  Possibly an American China Painter, but unsure. 

Found in Dallas, Texas, on bottom side of a hand painted bowl with a Bavarian backstamp.  Our Item #2746 now SOLD It should be noted that this piece also had a hairline crack in it.  That fact is relevant to this interesting story as follows:

I received a phone call from a nice gentlemen, Jack Stoltz in Florida, regarding this bowl that was hand painted and signed by Anna E. Pierce

Jack is originally from Wisconsin and owns a complete set of dishes that exactly match this piece, all of them but one signed by Anna E. Pierce or Adele Pierce.  The set has been in Jack's family for over 100 years. 
 
A pair of sisters, Anna E. Pierce ( ? ) and Adele Pierce (10/18/1883 - 12/30/69) owned a shop in Wisconsin.  They purchased Bavarian and Limoges blanks, hand painted them, and sold them in their shop.  Adele left Wisconsin in 1916.  Jack's family purchased their set from the sisters sometime prior to 1916 when Adele left Wisconsin.
 
An interesting mystery is that the one unsigned piece in Jack's set is exactly like this one shown above that I found at a Dallas estate sale with a hairline crack.  We speculate that Jack's one unsigned piece was a replacement for this one I found with the hairline.  The hairline piece must have been given away and somehow eventually made its way to Texas where we purchased it from a high-end Dallas estate sale.  We'll never know the whole story of the travels of this beautiful hand painted piece.
 
May this documentation serve as a testament to the sisters Anna E. Pierce and Adele Pierce.  "Thank you Anna and Adele, for your beautiful work."
 

Another beautiful example of work by the Pierce sisters -- a celery dish owned by S. Brady in Lake Villa, Illinois.

Signature = Pol, A.  Probably French China Painter/Decorator, c. late 19th or early 20th Century.  Found on hand painted Sevres-style plate in Dallas, Texas.  Item #2711

Signature = Reda.  Possibly a Limoges factory artist.  Found in Dallas, Texas, on a pair of vases with an unidentified Limoges mark.  Item #2747

Signature = Schumann, Hanna.  Johanna Schumann (1904-1989) wife of Carl  Schumann II (1898-1975) of the Carl Schumann Porcelain Factory in Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany.  Click here for more about Hanna and her amazing artistic talent.

Signature = Siesicki (unsure of spelling).  American China Painter.  Appears to be Siesicki or Diesicki and dated 1984.  Found on a hand painted vase in Dallas, Texas.  Item #2632

Signature = Soustre.  Listed Limoges artist, J. Soustre (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 456.)  Found on a plate owned by JK of Indianapolis, Indiana (see our Q&A link for more information).

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Signature = Stone, C. W. 1859-1882.  Found on a 19th Century oil painting on canvas.  1846stonepaintingnameplate.jpg (72299 bytes)Pastoral scene.

Signature = Stratton.  Undated.  c. early 20th century.  Found on hand painted bowl with J&C mark. (see J&C above)

Signature = Tappenbeck, A. C.  Undated.  c. early 20th century.  Most likely an American china painter.  Found on hand painted chocolate set with J.P.L. whiteware mark (see J.P.L. above) that dates to c.1890-1932.

Ginoria Italy Hand Painted Bowl Roses

Signature = Tecs, O. (unsure of spelling).  Found on a 19th Century hand painted Richard Ginori of Italy bowl.  Beautiful roses.  Item #2087

Signature = V.B.F.  Probably an American china painter.  Found on hand painted sugar and creamer with Limoges whiteware marks dated to the 1890's Item #2795

Signature = Vouga.  Probably an American china painter.  Found on hand painted bowl with GDA Limoges whiteware mark dated c.1900-1941.  Item #3853

Signature = Waterman, M.  Possibly an American china painter.  Found on a hand painted porcelain plate with a mark that appears to be that of P. H. Leonard, a New York importer of porcelain, who used a very similar mark c.1890-1908 and in business c.1890-1910 Item #2349

Signature = Wayne, J.  An American china painting instructor, June Wayne.  Co-signed with student Burnzetta E. Fresch in 1958. 

 

Pictures and family story shared by Burnzetta's niece, FEJ of Edina, Minnesota

Signature = Wilhelm.  Possibly a German china painter.  Signature is under the glaze.  Found on a hand painted bowl purchased at a resale shop by Cindy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The bowl has a Schumann mark from the 1920's.

Signature = Yaples, S.  Possibly an American china painter.  Found on a hand painted porcelain vase in Dallas, Texas.  No date on the signature and no whiteware mark, but believed to be very early 20th century.   Item #2631

Signature = Zatxka.  Possibly a factory artist.  Found on our SOLD Item #1979, a Victoria Austria vase with a pearlized finish.

Sitzendorfer, Voigt Brothers, Sitzendorf, Thuringia, Germany.  c.1887-1900.  Later renamed Sitzendorfer Porcelain Works.  (Sources:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, page 130; The Book of Meissen, Second Edition, by Rontgen, page 297)  Item #1192

Sitzendorfer Porcelain Works (formerly Voigt Brothers), Thuringia, Germany.  c.1902.  Notice the mark is only in outline form, not solid as those shown in the books -- as though they weren't yet quite sure of its final look.   Although references indicate a form of this mark was used 1902-1972 (see next mark), we believe this one is an even earlier mark than those shown in the books and closer to the 1902 date when the name was first changed from Voigt to Sitzendorfer.  An additional indication of the older age is the circled Germany mark, found on older pieces from Germany to identify country of origin.   Item #2714

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Sitzendorfer Porcelain Works (formerly Voigt Brothers), Thuringia, Germany.  c.1954-present.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 136)  Item #1668

Stara Role.  Ruenl prace Fr Repik C.S.R.  Haven't been able to identify or interpret this Czech mark.   Please e-mail if you can help.   Click here for my Glossary where you will find some Czech history.

Found on this beautiful Chintz coffee set owned by MD in Green Bay Wisconsin.

Steinmann, K. St. T., Germany.  K. Steinmann, Tiefenfurth, Silesia, Germany, in business 1868-1938. (Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, by Ralph and Terry Kovel, page 97) Where in those years, this particular version falls is unclear. 

Steinmann, K. Steinmann Porzellanfabriken, Tiefenfurth, Silesia, Germany (now known as Parowa, Poland)  This particular mark used 1900-1932.   (Source Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, by Rontgen, pages 162 and 488).  Item #2748

Stouffer China, J. H. Stouffer Company.  A decorating studio in Chicago, Illinois.  Mark used 1930-1942.  (Source: Pickard China by Alan Reed, page 281).

Stouffer Studio.  J. H. Stouffer Company.  An R. S. Germany blank decorated by the Stouffer Studio.  The red Stouffer mark is dated 1920-24  (Source: Pickard China by Alan Reed, page 281).

Stouffer China, J. H. Stouffer Company.  A decorating studio in Chicago, Illinois.  Mark used 1938-1946.  (Source: Pickard China by Alan Reed, page 281) Item #2723

Stulz Porcelain Decorating Studio, Strasbourg, France, c.1925. (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, page 443)  Item #2254

STW, Bavaria, Germany.  An unidentified German mark. Probably a retailer or exporter or both who distributed the JKW products under their own name.   c.1940's-50's.

 

Item #4083 currently For Sale

 

 

Item #4084 currently For Sale

 

Taylor & Kent, Longton, England, 1867 - ??.  This mark was first used in 1920.

Found on cup and saucer previously in our collection and now SOLD

T&K = Taylor & Kent, Longton, England, 1867-??  Unclear when this mark was used.  Found on page 364 of Danckert's Directory of European Porcelain.

T&V Limoges France, Tressemann & Vogt, Limoges, France, 1892-1907.  The red bell mark is a decorating mark; the green star is a manufacturing mark. (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 293) Notice the name of the pattern  is Forget Me Not.  Item #3867

T&V Limoges France, Tressemann & Vogt, Limoges, France, 1892-1907.  An underglaze factory mark.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 293)  Notice the initials V.B.F., most likely an American china painter.   Item #2795

Picture contributed by Scott

T&V Limoges France, Tressemann & Vogt, Limoges, France, 1892-1907.  An underglaze factory mark. (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 293)  Notice the additional Davis Collamore & Co., Ltd., Fifth Ave & 57th St, New York, possibly an importer/decorator.

T&V Limoges France Depose, Tressemann & Vogt, Limoges, France, 1907-1919.  (Source:  Antique Limoges at Home by Debby DuBay, pages 236 and 237)

Similar mark with the added Stern Brothers New York, a department store chain founded in 1867 in Manhattan.  Mark found on a set of dishes that were apparently made for marketing by Stern Brothers.  Pattern name unknown.  Pictures contributed by Barbara.

(See Signatures)

Tecs, O. (unsure of spelling).  (See Signatures)

(See Saxony Porcelain)

Thieme, Carl, Saxony Porcelain Factory  (See Saxony Porcelain)

Thomas Bavaria,  F. Thomas Marktredwitz Porcelain Factory of Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany, in production beginning in 1908 under the ownership of Rosenthal. They apparently continue in business today as part of the Rosenthal group.  This particular mark was used around 1922 (Source:  Marion Weinreich in Hamburg, Germany).

Thomas Bavaria, F. Thomas Marktredwitz Porcelain Factory of Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany, in production beginning in 1908 under the ownership of Rosenthal. They apparently continue in business today as part of the Rosenthal group.  This particular mark was used around 1922 (Source:  Marion Weinreich in Hamburg, Germany).

Thomas "Sevres" Bavaria, F. Thomas Marktredwitz Porcelain Factory, Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1908 plus.  Item #2352

Thomas Germany U S Zone, F. Thomas Marktredwitz Porcelain Factory, Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany.  U. S. Zone was 1945-49, the years following WW II when Bavaria was occupied by the U. S. Military.  Notice that the Thomas marks above include "Bavaria", but this one does not and only refers to "Germany."   Mark contributed by James Asmussen in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  See Q & A of March 9, 2010, for his interesting story.

Three Crown China

Thun, T.K., Bohemia Czechoslovakia, Count Thun's Porcelain Factory.  1918-1939. 

Ovington's is a retailer on Fifth Avenue in New York City. 

T. K. Thun Czechoslovakia Demicup

Found on a set of  1939 TK Thun demicups, which were decorated especially for Ovington's.

 

Tieles, J. Tieles Porcelain Factory, Paris, France.   The triangle mark is shown on page 355 of the Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert.  There is, however, no date and no other information included about the factory in this book or any other books that I have.

(See C. T. Germany)

Tielsch, C.  (See C. T. Germany)

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  According to two sources, this mark circled with foliage dates to somewhere between the years of c.1903-1927 (SourceMarks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 92 and 489; and Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 453.) 

However, Zuhlsdorff  in Germany identifies this mark as an export mark beginning c.1910 with no ending date shown (Source Keramik-Marken Lexikon, 1885-1935, by Dieter Zuhlsdorff, page 271)

Because it is found on this hand painted plate ( Item #2572), it was obviously exported as undecorated whiteware to the U.S. 

This plate is unsigned and undated.

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  Same information as above.  This mark had the added ribbon mark with the words "Hand Painted Bavarian China"   It is found on this beautiful hand painted and signed plate owned by B.V. in Indiana, who is also an ebayer (indybones).   It appears that this undecorated ware was made sometime between the years 1903-1927, but not decorated until 1942.   J. Braun was most likely a professional decorator in Bavaria.

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  This mark dates c.1903-1930 (Source Keramik-Marken Lexikon, 1885-1935, by Dieter Zuhlsdorff, page 271).

 

Found on this hand painted and signed bowl owned by K.B. in Texas. 

 

Signature is hard to decipher.  Perhaps Guillbaumi..???

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  This mark dates c.1903-1930 (Source Keramik-Marken Lexikon, 1885-1935, by Dieter Zuhlsdorff, page 271).  Found on this chocolate set owned by Brandy Swena in Yankton, South Dakota.  Handpainted and signed.  Most likely decorated in factory studio.  Signature is not totally readable.

Picture contributed by Tina Davis of New Castle Delaware USA

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany, The Dresden.  c.?? - 1927.  This PT Bavaria mark is the same as the one below except it is paired with a red decorating mark which is also theirs.  This red mark is shown to have ended in 1927, with the beginning date left in question  (SourceMarks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 160).  The Dresden 3815 would be referring to the pattern since it is on a bowl decorated with the Dresden Flowers.Picture contributed by Tina Davis of New Castle Delaware USA

 (Pictures contributed by Tina Davis of New Castle, Delaware.  The bowl originally belonged to her great grandmother and eventually by her grandmother who was born in 1921 in St. Ingbert, Germany.  Her grandmother came to the U.S. in the 1950's, and the bowl is now Tina's.)

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1903 - ?  (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 117)

 Additional notation in mark:  Decorated in Own Studios

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1903 - ?  (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 117) 

Additional notation in mark:  Clifton 4246, the name of this elegant pattern at left

Pictures contributed by A.C. in Colorado

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  Same as above mark except with the added word Germany.  Apparently a whiteware mark since it was found on this hand painted plate.  Signed, but undated.  Hull was most likely an American china painter.  The undecorated plate was probably made pre-war (before 1945) in Germany and eventually shipped to the U.S. (either pre-war or post-war).  Whiteware can be around for years before it is finally used.  Whether she painted this beautiful plate pre-war or post-war is not known.

See Signature = Hull above for details about this beautiful plate.

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth, Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  Same as above mark except with the stamped word Germany and Bavaria Tirschenreuth in a gold cartouche. 

It is found on a two-tiered server inherited by Rick in Northern California. 

I believe it is most likely c.1930's.

Tirschenreuth, Porcelain Factory Tirschenreuth. Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  c.1969-Present.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 111).  Found on a Love Story Plate, Item #2269

Tirschenreuth, Zehendner & Co., Tirschenreuth, Bavaria, Germany.  Though not this exact mark, the one mark mark I can find is shown to be from c.1940 with no ending date.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 165)

T.L. Bavaria = Unidentified Mark.  Please e-mail if you have any information. 

Found on this cake plate owned by Bree.

Trimont China, Made in Occupied Japan.  The Occupied Japan part of the mark dates to the 1945-52 era just after World War II when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces.  Item #2785

Turin Bavaria.  No information

Unger & Schilde, Roschutzer Porzellanmanufaktur, Roschutz, Thuringia, Germany.  c.1896-1953.  (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 191 and 468) 

Pictures contributed by Liz Goodwin, Nova Scotia, Canada.  

Liz is Collectinmsliz on ebay.

Unger, Schilde, Roschultz,Thuringia, Germany.  c.1896-1968.  (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 191) 

 

Pictures contributed by SY of Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Unger, Schneider & Co., Grafenthal, Thuringia, Germany, who established a porcelain factory in 1861.  This mark is one of several Grafenthal marks registered in 1879 in the German Trademark of Registry (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, pages 144 and 672).  Another source shows this mark to have an ending date of 1887(Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 222)  

Our Item #2555

Picture contributed by Anne Valliere of Vermont

Unger = Carl Schneider's Heirs, Grafenthal, Thuringia, Germany, 1887-1972. According to Rontgen, this mark with the added crown was used c.1965-1972 when the factory finally closed. (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 119 and 411)

Picture contributed by Anne Valliere of Vermont

 

Pictures contributed by Anne Eckert Valliere of Barre, Vermont, USA.

UNO IT,  Bavaria Germany.  (no other information)

Unterweissbach Porcelain Factory VEB, Unterweissbach, Thuringia, Germany, 1959-1990 (Source:  Kovel's and Rontgen)

Veritable Porcelaine D'Art, Limoges, France.   Unidentified mark. 

 

Our Item #2615 now SOLD

Veritable Porcelaine D'Art, Limoges, France.   Unidentified mark.  Please e-mail if you have information.

 

Pictures courtesy of  N.C. in Australia

Victoria Porcelain Factory ?? (unsure of this mark, but possibly Victoria)

 

 

Figural Vase originally in our collection and now Sold

 

Victoria Austria, Victoria Porcelain Factory, Schmidt & Co., Altrohlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, in business c.1883-1945.  This mark was used 1904-1918.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 172 and 374)

See our Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

 

Our SOLD Item #1890

Same mark as above.  Found on our SOLD Item #1979 

Hand Painted figural scene and signed by what appears to be "Zatxka."  

Victoria Carlsbad Austria, Victoria Porcelain Factory, Schmidt & Co., Altrohlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, in business c.1883-1945 This mark was used 1891-1918 (Sources:  Page 59 of Kovel's; and page 17 of Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert; and page 33 of Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen).  According to the resources, this mark is believed to be the oldest one used by this factory.  See my Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

 

Our Sold Item #1901

Victoria Carlsbad Austria, Victoria Porcelain Factory, Schmidt & Co., Altrohlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, in business c.1883-1945 This mark was used 1891-1918 (Sources:  Page 59 of Kovel's; and page 17 of Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert; and page 33 of Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen).  According to the resources, this mark is believed to be the oldest one used by this factory.  See my Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

 

Found on this beautiful plate owned by S.C. in Indiana

Victoria Carlsbad Austria, Victoria Porcelain Factory, Schmidt & Co., Altrohlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, in business c.1883-1945.   Same information as shown above, but with the additional impressed mark that says "Victoria Karlsbad Austria" 

These two marks are found on a set of fish plates owned by N. Christodoulides in Buffalo, New York.  The set originally belonged to her mother.

 

 

 

Victoria China Czechoslovakia, Victoria Porcelain Factory, Schmidt & Co. Altrohlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, in business c.1883-1945.  This mark was used 1918-1939.  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 173 and 374)

See our Glossary under Altrohlau, Bohemia, and Czech Republic for some historical information about this region.

   

Vienna = Unidentified Mark.  Please email if you know.

 

Our SOLD Item #1205

   

(See Austria)

Vienna Porcelain Factory Augarten (See Austria)
   

Vista Alegre Portugal, Jose Ferreira Pinto Basto Porcelain Factory, Portugal.  Mark used c.1947-69.  Factory is still in production today and known for producing high-quality luxury porcelain.  (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain, pages 485-86)
   

( See Sitzendorfer)

Voigt Brothers.  ( See Sitzendorfer)
   

Volkstedt, Oldest Volkstedt Porcelain Factory, Thuringia, Germany.  Mark used from c.1915.  (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, pages 393 and 671; and Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 128)

 

Courting Couple originally in our collection and now sold

Eve shared pictures of  this Volkstedt Cherub donated for fund raising to their nonprofit charity.

Von Schierholz, C. G. Schierholz & Son, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  This mark is shown to have been used c.1865-1911.  The name was officially changed from C. G. Schierholz to Von Shierholz in 1912.  (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, pages 279 and 462). 

 

Cherub Compote our Item #1788 and currently For Sale

Copyright July 30 2009 Barbara DeGrand Lansing Michigan

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Mark used beginning in c.1907.  (Source:  Kovel's, page 110)  An example of this mark without words.

Copyright July 30 2009 Barbara DeGrand Lansing MichiganCopyright July 30 2009 Barbara DeGrand Lansing Michigan

Found on this beautiful little basket owned by Barbara DeGrand of Lansing Michigan.   Notice Barbara's beautiful photography.  Barbara retains the copyright to her pictures.  A reminder that ALL photographs on this website are protected by our copyright.

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Original mark used beginning in c.1907.  (Source:  Kovel's, page 110)  This version has the added stamped Germany.

 

Cherub Compote originally in our collection and now sold

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Original mark used beginning in c.1907.  (Source:  Kovel's, page 110)  This version has the added Schierholz and a stamped Germany.

Candleabra originally in our collection and now sold

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Original mark used beginning in c.1907.  (Source:  Kovel's, page 110)   This version has an added banner with Schierholz on it, as well as a stamped Germany.

Elizabeth Schwartz in Portland Oregon shared pictures of plates originally owned by her grandmother who lived 1870 to 1944.  The plates date back to the very early 20th century.

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Original mark used beginning c.1907This version is different from the others because of the stamped C. G. Schierholz & Sohn. 

It is found on this beautiful plate owned by Janis Szichak in Carmichael, California.

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Mark used c.1914-1930's.  (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harrans, page 180)  Handmalerei is German for hand painted.

 

Cherub Compote originally in our collection and now sold

 

 

Footed Bowl originally in our collection and now sold

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Mark used c.1914-1930's.  (Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harrans, page 180)  Handmalerei is German for hand painted.

 

Flower Basket our Item #2618 currently For Sale

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  This particular mark, with the additives on the left and right sides of the shield, was used 1951-1972. (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 88).

 

Small Bowl our Item #2325 and currently For Sale

Picture Courtesy of Ron Kelmenson in California

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Same as previous mark except for additional words Dresden and Handpainted.  Mark used 1951-1972 .  (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain by Rontgen, page 88)

 

Candleabra from Ron in California

Picture Courtesy of S.C.H. of Celebration, Florida, USA

 Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  The history of the factory goes back to 1817 and this mark is their Jubilee mark (150 years) put into use from 1967 until 1972.  (Sources: Kovel's Dictionary of Marks, page 109; and the Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 367)

 

Candleabra from Suzanne Hinshaw in Florida

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  This mark was put into use in 1973 after the factory was nationalized and renamed.  It is now known as Porcelain Manufactory Plaue, thus, the PMP part of the mark under the crown.   (Source:  Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, Revised Edition, 2007, by Rontgen, pages 145 and 462) 

Pictures contributed by Carolyn Brown of Norfolk, England.

Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany.  Original mark put into use in 1973.  This version has the added words Made in GDR, which refers to the German Democratic Republic (Eastern Germany) when Germany was divided into East and West in late 1949 and until 1990 when Germany was once again reunited.

 

So, the age of this beautiful inkwell owned by NMW of Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK,  is somewhere in the years of 1973 and 1990.

Wallendorf Porcelain Factory, Wallendorf, Thuringia, Germany.  Mark used beginning in 1964 and apparently still in use today (page 153 of Rontgen).

Found on this beautiful plate owned by Dawn Pratt of Durban, South Africa.

Pictures sent by her daughter, Natasha Burggraaf of Holland.

Waldershof, Germany, Bavaria N,  Frank Neukirchner Porcelain Works.  Mark used c.1916-1977. 

Found on our Item #19 which is now sold.  Very similar to tea set pictured 3 rows below.

Waldershof, Germany, Bavaria N,  Frank Neukirchner Porcelain Works??

I am unsure of this mark, but believe it to be a whiteware mark.  Found on our Item #3930 pictured below and is now sold.   E-mail if you can help.

I am unsure of this mark, but believe it to be a decorating mark, probably Neukirchner E-mail if you can help. 

Found on our Item #3930 which is now sold

 

Also found stamped over what is apparently a Hutschenreuther whiteware mark. 

Both marks found on this tea set owned by Joan in Ontario, Canada

Very similar to our Item #1983 pictured 3 rows above.

Wanamaker, John.  We've been told that John Wanamaker was a large department store in Philadelphia and were apparently sellers of Heinrich china.  Item #1968   Also importers and sellers of Limoges as shown in next frame.

Wanamaker, John Philadelphia, Paris, New York.   A Wanamaker importer's mark found on a set of Limoges china manufactured and decorated c.1914-1932 by Jean Pouyat of Limoges, France.  Mark contributed by D.R.

(See Signatures)

Waterman, M.  (See Signatures)

Wedgwood  c.1901-1920 (Source:  Collectible Cups and Saucers, Jim and Susan Harran, page 371)Item #2726

Wedgwood  Item #2147

Wedgwood Embossed Queens Ware   Item #2728

Wedgwood Gold Florentine  c.1960's.

Wedgwood Wellesley Bullfinch  Based on the incised 1N45, we're told by a knowledgeable viewer, Diana, that this mark dates to 1945.  Item #2130

Wehsner, Richard, a porcelain decorating studio in business 1895-1956 in Dresden, Germany(Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page 158)

W.G.&Co., France, William Guerin & Co., Limoges, France.  c.1891-1900, and possibly even before 1891.  (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 134).  Item #2700

W.G.&Co., France, William Guerin & Co., Limoges, France.  c.1900-1932(Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 134).    Item #2730

Picture contributed by Jules

W.G.&Co., France, William Guerin & Co., Limoges, France.  c.1900-1932.  The dark mark is a factory whiteware mark for Guerin.  The red mark is their own decorating mark.   (Source:  Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Gaston, page 134).

Wheeling Decorating Company, West Virginia.  Mark was probably used pre-1925 until just before World War II.  (Source: Wheeling Decorating Co. Identification & Value Guide by James Webster,  page 47)

Wheeling Decorating Company, West Virginia.  Mark possibly put into use c.1916-1919 (late teens).  (Source: Wheeling Decorating Co. Identification & Value Guide by James Webster,  page 48)

Windsor Bone China Made in England.  Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd, at Windsor Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire, England, in business 1946-1964.  This mark was used beginning in the 1950's.  (Sources:  Kovel's, page 120; Directory of European Porcelain, pages 239-240; and this website: http://www.thepotteries.org/allpotters/300.htm

Winterling, Bavaria, Germany.   Brothers Winterling Porcelain FactoryOne source dates this mark as 1906-1950.  Another source (a German produced book) dates it as beginning in 1934.

The mark is found on this beautiful little coffee set owned by Lori Robbins of Sweetwater, Tennessee.  The set was originally owned by Lori's great grandmother of Bari, Italy.  She brought it to the U.S. on one of her trips and is known to have first traveled to the U. S. in 1902 and again in 1925.

Winterling, Bavaria, Germany.  This mark found on a set of china purchased in Germany before World War II.  The china is decorated with the famous Dresden Flowers, a motif used by several porcelain factories.

Pictures contributed by Connie Lefler of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Witter, Franz., Franz Witter Glassworks, Dresden, Germany.  c. 1955.  As best that can be determined, this mark appears to be that of Franz Witter, a porcelain distributor who exported lace figurines to the U.S. from various German porcelain companies. 

 

Pictures courtesy of Mike at Curiosity Warehouse in Hampstead, Maryland.

Wolfshohn, Helena, a porcelain decorating studio in business from c.1843-??? in Dresden, Germany.  This mark is dated to c.1940's(Source:  Dresden Porcelain Studios by Harran, page 139)

(See Astoria Royal Bradwell)

Wood, Arthur.   (See Astoria Royal Bradwell)

(See Signatures)

Yaples, S.  (See Signatures)

(See Tirschenreuth)

Zehendner & Co.  (See Tirschenreuth)

Z. S. & Co., Zeh, Scherzer & Co., Rehau, Bavaria, Germany, and is shown in references as first used in c.1880(Source:  Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks, page 225)  Apparently produced whiteware for decoration by outside studios such as Royal Munich, Royal Saxe, etc.  Notice the second mark pictured has the word Punch, and is on the plate shown here.  I originally thought this to be a pattern name, especially considering the grape motif on the plate -- that made sense.  However, I have now heard from two different viewers with plates with this exact Z.&S Punch mark, but each with totally different decoration (pastoral scene, cherubs, etc.),  Therefore, I have to assume Punch must be the name of the plate mold or perhaps a product line name.  I don't have that answer and can only speculate for now.  Z. S. & Co., Bavaria, Plate

The plate is our  Item #2751

Found on a beautiful hand painted set owned by Martin Markovitz in New York.  The set is a combination of whiteware from J & C and Z.S. & Co. Bavaria.  Martin would like to sell the set.  Click here for more information posted on 11/12/13.

 

Unidentified Marks

 

Please e-mail if you can help identify any of these marks

 

Unidentified -- possibly of German origin.

Unmarked bowl except for these numbers 1490.  Owned by C.S.  Please e-mail if you can identify.

Unidentified. Vienna Austria.  Please e-mail if you can help.

 

Found on this vase owned by Morgan Cottle of Ashland, Oregon.

Unidentified.  Saxe R or CR., Austria Some have speculated that it is RS Prussia, but I have not been able to find it in any of my many books on porcelain marks.  Please e-mail if you can help.

Found on this beautiful platter owned by Teri Vincent Vernieri in Moreno Valley, California.  Thanks to Debbie Womack in Arizona, a friend of Teri's, for sending the pictures and communicating with me about the mark.

Unidentified. This mark has now been identified by Yolanda Vaughn in Oakland, Maine, as being Donegal Parian China in Ireland.  From what we can figure out, it was incorporated in 1988 and dissolved in 2000 when it was acquired by Belleek.  Here are a few links with that information.:

https://www.duedil.com//company/NI022192/donegal-parian-china-ireland-limited

http://www.belleek.com/Company-Info/

http://www.donegalshop.ie/irish-belleek-china.aspx

 

Found on this thimble owned by K.B. in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Unidentified.   A R Germany.  Please e-mail if you can help.

 

Found on this compote owned by NLR in Liberty, South Carolina.

Unidentified. Bavaria Germany.   Please e-mail if you know.

Found on this coffee set owned by MC in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Beautiful applied gold designs on cobalt blue.

 

Unidentified. NC or CN  ?????

Unidentified.  First Choice ANF   Please e-mail if you know.

Unidentified.  LB Germany.

Unknown Mark found on this coffee set owned by Ruby Wade in Valrico, Florida.  Please e-mail if you can identify this mark.

Unidentified.  JTP and anchor.  Please e-mail if you can help.

Similar to the Davenport marks, a ceramic factory in Longport, England, 1793-1882 (Source:  Directory of European Porcelain by Danckert, page 234).  The Davenport marks, however, do not include the J.T.P., so this mark still remains a mystery.  Also similar to marks by Porsgrund Porcelain Factory of Porsgrunn, Norway, but still not the same.

 

Found on this set of plates from Svetlana and Troy in Michigan.

Unidentified.  Konig B, D. Bavaria.   I haven't been able to find this mark in any of the books, but are told that it is for Bernardo, which I also have not been able to find.  I believe it is most likely a very new mark.  If anyone can help, please e-mail.

(This mark was sent to us by C.M.)

Unidentified.  Limoges, France.  Similar to Charles Ahrenfeldt, but not exact.

Unidentified. Limoges, France.

Picture courtesy of DB in Fayetteville, Texas

Unidentified.  German..  Possibly an old decorating studio in Dresden.  It could also be an attempt to copy the mark of Richard Klemm of Dresden.

Picrture courtesy of DB in Fayetteville, Texas

Unidentified.  German Possibly a factory or even an old decorating studio.

Unidentified.  Probably German.  The closest we've come to identifying this mark is possibly a version of  Fulda of Germany, 1763-1780 (page 192 of Kovel's marks of 1650-1850).  However, there is enough variance in the mark that it is not a positive I.D.  This may have been attempt to copy the Fulda mark.

Unidentified.  Found on a set of plates owned by DB of Mt. Vernon Ohio. 

See our Q & A posting of March 6, 2008, for details.

Update:  April 3, 2009

Here is a link that identifies this as transfer tableware known as "Rabbit Ware":

Green Castle Museum

As you will read on the Green Castle website, Rabbit Ware is costly and difficult to find.  As for the porcelain factory that produced it, that is not mentioned, so the porcelain mark continues to be unidentified.

Unidentified.  Possibly German

Unidentified.  Probably Nippon

Unidentified.  Probably Nippon

Unidentified.  Porzellan Imperial Germany.

Unidentified.  Sevres??? or Limoges??? or????

Unidentified.  Probably Victoria Porcelain
 

Most of these books can be found on www.amazon.com or www.collectorbooks.com.

Bibliography

Antique Limoges at Home, Debby DuBay, 2002, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, Pennsylvania.
Bohemian Decorated Porcelain, Dr. James D. Henderson, 1999,  Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, Pennsylvania.
Book of Meissen, Second Edition, Robert E. Rontgen, 1996, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, Pennsylvania.
China and Glass in America 1880-1980, Dallas Museum of Art, 2000, Dallas, Texas.  DMA Museum Store.
Collectible Cups and Saucers, Book III, Jim and Susan Harran, 2004, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Decorative Plates, Jim and Susan Harran, 2008, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.

Directory of European Porcelain, Ludwig Danckert and Translated by Rita Kipling, 1995, N.A.G. Press, London (originally published in 1981).

Dresden Porcelain Studios, Jim and Susan Harran, 2002, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Ginni's Collectors Circle & Bohemian Boutique, Ginni D. Snodgrass, http://www.collectorscircle.com/index.htm.  Ginni's website is a great resource for marks and history of Bohemian, Czech, and Austrian porcelain.  She is also coming out with a book on Royal Vienna fake marks which will be posted on her website.
Keramik-Marken Lexikon,1885-1935 Europa, Dieter Zuhlsdorff, 1994, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Germany.
Kovels New Dictionary of Marks, Ralph & Terry Kovel, 1986, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.
Lehner's Encyclopedia of U. S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain, & Clay,  Lois Lehner, 1988, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Limoges Porcelain, Boxes to Vases, Debby DuBay, 2004, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, Pennsylvania.
Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, Mary Frank Gaston, 2000, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, Robert E. Rontgen, 1997, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, Pennsylvania, and Revised Edition, 2007.
My Granny's Attic, Michelle Staley.  Michelle's website is another great source for porcelain marks and factory history.  http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/html/pottery__porcelain_and_china_m.htm
Nippon Porcelain Fifth Series, Joan Van Patten, 1998, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Noritake, Joan Van Patten, Values updated 2000, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Pickard China, Alan Reed, 2000, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks, Chad Lage, 2004, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
R. S. Prussia, Fourth Series, Mary Frank Gaston, 1998, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
Wheeling Decorating Co. Identification & Value Guide,  James Webster, 2003, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
 

 

 

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