DRESDEN LACE FIGURINES
Your lovely Figural Group is marked with a re-issue of the original Ducal
trademark, and made by LUDWIGSBURG
as you correctly suggested. Please use our NAME SEARCH
to see several other marks they also used and read a brief Fact Sheet on the company. Your item dates ca 1950s - 1960s. A similar mark was also used by NIDERVILLER
, but not related to your item in this case.
as it is commonly called, is created using real cloth lace dipped in porcelain and then fired in the Kiln to harden once attached and formed on the piece while still malleable. For more on Dresden or Meissen styled items, please see our article on Porcelain Marks from Meissen & Dresden
Your Set is indeed of Japanese origin. The Kanji characters on this mark readn "SUZUKI
", which is the name of a Trading company (Distributors & Exporters) in operation ca early 20thC until mid-1960s. They had their items made to order (subcontracted or selected from Factory Catalogues) and sold them through Dept. Stores throughout Japan. They also exported to Europe and USA. Based on its style, I believe your Set dates ca 1900 - 1920s.
MEISSEN STYLE URN
This mark was used by UNITED WILSON
of Hong Kong. Please use our NAME SEARCH
for United Wilson
to see other variations of this mark and also read a brief Fact Sheet on the company.
There were only three companies documented as having produced a Pattern by this name: FERRYBRIDGE POTTERY
(Yorkshire), GEORGE THOMAS MOUNTFORD
(Staffordshire) [later MYOTT, SON & Co.], and WEDGWOOD & Co.
(Staffordshire). Of these, the most likely maker of your Chinoiserie Plates
ca 1860s - 1880s.
GERMAN PIANO BABY FIGURINE
Yes, this is indeed a lovely German Piano Baby and as noted on the piece. The mark is included in our database under at least the "CROWNS" Shape category and is listed as LEUBE & Co
. Since you now know the maker, please use our NAME SEARCH
for Leube & Co
to view it faster and also read a brief Fact Sheet on the company. Based on the style and general condition of your item, I would date it ca 1920s - 1965.
PORCELAIN CHOCOLATE POT
The mark on your very elegant porcelain Chocolate Pot was used by VANTINES
, a Fine Retailers & Importers located in San Francisco, CA, USA. They were in operation around 1900 and specialized in imports from Asia, including Turkey. All of their items were made by several factories and the original manufacturer is rarely noted on their wares.
Yes, the marks are very unclear, but my guess is WILLIAM ADAMS
- please use our NAME SEARCH
and then forRIDGWAY
to confirm. Also, the fact that the notation "ENGLAND" is impressed near the mark indicates a post 1891 date of manufacture, so most likely ca 1890s - 1910s.
MINTON BOWLS WITH UNDERPLATES
Your Set of Bowls dates ca 1890s - 1920 and was made by MINTON
as a special order for some rich customer of New York-based David Collamore
's fine store. The CFH initials
on top side of the underplates are not related to Haviland
but are rather the initials of a previous owner for whom this set was made as a special order, i.e. these are "monogrammed".
CREAMER & SUGAR SET
This mark is included under our "SHIELDS" Shape Category, but you can also use our NAME SEARCH
to view it faster and read a brief Fact Sheet on the company. Your mark is a bit faded and may have been difficult for you to read the diagonal text (reads WEIMAR), but it is the same mark. This particular mark was used ca 1890s - 1975, so we can only go by the style of your piece to determine its age. In my opinion, your lovely Creamer & Sugar Set dates ca 1900 - 1930s.
MARKS ON LARGE GERMAN PORCELAIN FIGURINE
Your stunning Porcelain Figural Group depicting Three Drinking Men
was made at VOLKSTEDT
ca mid-to-late 19thC.
As you know, Volkstedt is a town in Germany where G.H. Macheleid invented white porcelain at the same time as others in Dresden and founded a factory. This main factory is officially known as AELTESTE VOLKSTEDT (Aelteste means Oldest in German) and has changed owners several times over the years. It has also created several opportunities for many Studios and smaller factories to be established in the vicinity and many of the local independent decorators purchased their blanks (undecorated white ware) from the main factory, the same way many Dresden Workshops would use Meissen blanks.
We believe yours to be related to ENS or ECKERT, and hence possibly the tiny "E" at the end of one the lines in the mark and therefore most likely dates from theTRIEBNER, ENS & ECKERT period, i.e. late 19thC. Additionally, the Country of Origin notation within or near a mark (in this case Germany) was required only after 1891, which corroborates this attribution in terms of date of manufacture. Please use our NAME SEARCH for Volkstedt to read several related Fact Sheets of the various companies & studios that were located in Volkstedt.
GERMAN MUG or BEER STEIN
Because the mark on your item is partially faded, it is understandable that you did not recognize it in our database. The missing parts on your mark are an Anchor and a Crown. It is listed as MOSCHENDORF PORCELAIN
(Germany) and dates ca 1898 - 1938. Please use our NAME SEARCH
to view it and also read a brief Fact Sheet on the company.
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