Antique KPM Berlin Porcelain to Collect
KPM (Berlin) porcelain is quite beautiful and very collectible. Porcelain collectors should always be on the look out for KPM porcelain figures, vases and centerpieces. They are a very good investment, particularly those produced by the Wegely factory and marked with the initial W and a combination of numbers. Sought after pieces by 19th century artists and designers Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Christian Daniel Rauch and Johann Gottfried Schadow are much in demand. Continue Reading
Berlin Porcelain Marks
The KPM and Sceptre Marks of the Berlin Porcelain Company. Berlin Porcelain Marks including the well known Berlin Sceptre Mark & significant dates in the history of Berlin Porcelain. 1751 to 1757 -- while Wegely owned Berlin porcelain products were marked with the initial 'W' in blue under glaze. 1761 to 1763 -- while Gotzkowsky was in command, Berlin porcelain was marked with the initial 'G' in blue under glaze. 1763 to 1837 -- Berlin porcelain was marked with the sceptre ... Continue Reading
Antique Berlin Porcelain
The History of Antique Berlin Porcelain ... The Company, Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky, Frederick the Great and Berlin Porcelain Marks. The Berlin porcelain factory was founded in 1761 by Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky, who picked up the pieces of the factory belonging to Wilhelm Casper Wegely, after it went bust in 1757. However, the manufacture of Berlin porcelain actually started in 1751 When Wegely, a wool-manufacturer, obtained a licence to set up a factory with the help of many Meissen and Hochst ... Continue Reading
Capodimonte Style Vase or is it French or German?
I have a Large Capodimonte Style Vase which was Left to me by uncle. by Chris (Malaga) I cannot identify the manufacturer of this magnificent vase and cover, but believe it to be in the style of Italian Capodimonte Porcelain. Above photos show the Capodimonte Style Vase Front and the, I think, Capodimonte Base Mark I am told by friends that it is possibly 17th century and could be valuable. Also that it may be French or German porcelain. If anyone could help identify this large ... Continue Reading