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GERMAN STUDIO POTTERY – STAFFORDSHIRE PITCHER - LENCI DANCER FIGURINE - NIPPON PLATE - MEISSEN PORCELAIN BOX - JAPANESE DISHES

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BAUSCHER-WEIDEN MARK ON SET OF 12 PLATES

Yes, this is the same company and this particular mark was in use ca 1920s - 1939. In your case, this mark dates exactly as noted (1926). As you know, this company was acquired by HUTSCHENREUTHER in 1927 - please use our NAME SEARCH for Weiden to see more of their marks and also read a brief Fact Sheet on the company


GERMAN STUDIO CERAMIC TEAPOT

This is a mark used by the BUCKEBURG POTTERY in Germany. Your item is very typical of their work. This Studio Pottery begun in 1917 and closed in 1971. Your Modernist styled Teapot dates ca 1950s - 1960s.


LENCI DANCER FIGURINE

Although the marks on your lovely Dancer Porcelain Figurine are practically illegible (severely faded), our opinion on this is that it is definitely and clearly a ca early 20thC Art Deco piece and of excellent quality. The style is unmistakably LENCI from Turin, Italy, and this was either made at LENCI ca 1910s - 1920s or by a former Lenci artist who worked at C.I.A. MANNA (a group of former Lenci artists that created their own Studio after leaving Lenci) or by an independent former Lenci Artist.

Many of these artisans & modelers are well documented, but because your piece is only partially marked, it is nearly impossible to be more specific. Based on its style, I would attribute it to Clelia Bertetti, who also served as the Head of Lenci's Art Dept. ca 1927 - 1932, and before establishing her own Studio, also in Turin. As you probably know, Lenci Porcelain Figurines fetch very good prices at auction and are very desirable with collectors of decorative porcelain.


JAPANESE DISHES

This Japanese pporcelain mark is included in our database under our "FLOWERS, TREES etc" Shape Category. Unfortunately, almost nothing is known of this company other than it is an Exporters on items from Japan, mainly Chinaware, and that they were in operation ca 1920s - 1930s. As you know, most items from Japan are made in one of over 400 independent Porcelain & Chinaware companies that rarely mark their pieces. These items are then exported by Trading companies, some of which are based in the US or Japan & elsewhere.


GERMAN or AUSTRIAN PORCELAIN FIGURINE

You will find this and many similar marks as on this magnificent Porecelain Figurine under our "ARROWS, AXES, SWORDS etc" and our "FACES, PEOPLE, BODY PARTS etc" Shape Categories. It is was used by SPRINGER & Co. (later EPIAG) and dates ca 1890s - 1918. Not very clear on your piece, but this mark depicts a human arm holding a sword. Please use our NAME SEARCH for SRINGER to see many of these marks and also read a brief Fact Sheet on the company. You may also want to use EPIAG to see all related marks of other associated companies.


GERMAN PORCELAIN FIGURAL GROUP

This mark is listed as LENI or ERICH PARBUS, a Porcelain Decorating Workshop in Thuringia, Germany. Since you now know the company's name, please use our NAME SEARCH for PARBUS to see it faster and read a brief Fact Sheet on the company. Your item dates ca 1950s as you also suggested and perhaps a bit earlier.


MEISSEN PORCELAIN BOX

You will find this mark under our "CROSSED SWORDS" Shape Category. In your case, it is an imitation of the original Meissen's crossed swords mark as used by EDME SAMSON (also known as SAMSON CERAMICS) on accurate reproductions of Meissen styled items. Your mark dates ca early to mid 20thC.


T.F. & Co. STAFFORDSHIRE INITIALS ON FLOW-BLUE PLATTER

There were three companies that used these initials: Thomas Fell & Co., Thomas Forester & Co., and Thomas Furnival & Co. Of these, only THOMAS FURNIVAL & Co., (Hanley, Staffordshire, UK) is documented as having produced a Pattern named "WREATH" as noted on your Flow-Blue Patterned Platter. It dates exactly ca 1844 - 1846.


CROWN MARK WITH LETTER G ON FIGURINE

You will find this mark under our "CROWNS" Shape Category. It is listed as W. GOEBEL - HUMMEL. Since you now know the maker, please use our NAME SEARCH for HUMMEL to see this and other related marks and also read a brief Fact Sheet on the company.


JAPAN or NIPPON PLATE

You will find the identical mark under our "WREATHS" Shape Category, except that yours reads NIPPON instead of JAPAN. It is listed as TAKITO Co. - Japan. As you probably know, "Nippon" is the official name for the country of Japan, but US Customs requested that Japanese trading companies use the word Japan on imports to the US after 1921. In other words, your item dates ca 1890s - 1921. In this case and since you now know the company name, please use our NAME SEARCH for TAKITO to see this and other related marks and to also read a brief Fact Sheet on the company.



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