7 posts tagged swords mark

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

Meissen Porcelain Gallery

The Meissen Porcelain Gallery features a small sample of Meissen wares. A sample of Meissen porcelain that demonstrates the quality of antique Meissen Porcelain production and decoration. The know how, experience and passion for the white gold known as porcelain has defined the character of Meissen's porcelain production over the past centuries and still does today. Antique porcelain is well known for its superb quality but today the productions issued by Meissen Porcelain still match the ... Continue Reading

Meissen Marks

Antique Meissen Marks and the blue crossed swords mark imitators. Not all blue crossed swords marks are genuine Meissen marks. Knowing what to look for and the dates that are relevant to each Meissen mark can help you avoid buying imitation Meissen porcelain. You should remember that the marks detailed below are mostly drawn by hand and that slight variations in the format occur and the mark only supports the source and doesn't testify to it. The true test of an antique Meissen ... Continue Reading

Meissen Porcelain

A brief look at the origins of Meissen porcelain and the characters involved. The Meissen Porcelain story began when Augustus II The Strong; Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733), protected the goldsmith Johann Friedrich Bottger from the Prussians pursuing him. The protection of this passionate collector of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, together with the encounter of Bottger with the scholar Tschirnhaus and the artistic influence of the designer J. J. Kaendler and the painter ... Continue Reading

Antique Minton Marks

Dating Minton Porcelain and Pottery using antique Minton Marks Minton from 1796 and during its nearly two hundred year history, has been a very important Stoke firm that has traded under various styles. After Herbert Mintons death in 1858 the Minton name continued as the Company name but no Minton family member has been connected with the firm since. Minton Porcelain Mark Styles Over the company's 200 year history the names associated with the Minton marks on porcelain and china ... Continue Reading

Dresden Meissen Porcelain Centerpiece

Opinions please ... Is this a Dresden or Meissen Porcelain Centerpiece? by Mirna G Ramirez (Escondido, CA) We recently met an old German gentleman and while buying some puppies from him, my husbands mother who was interested in porcelain antiques, noticed the old man had this piece in his garage.   Above photos show the Dresden or Meissen Centerpiece and the Panel Decoration   The other two photos above show the artist signature the decoration on the porcelain body and the blue ... Continue Reading

German Porcelain Candelabra with Crossed Swords Mark

I have a twin branch German porcelain candelabra with a seated cherub playing a flute at the center with a pink rose at its feet. by Bill Hinton (Williamsburg, VA, USA) Photos of front view of German porcelain candelabra and rear view of my candelabra Close up photos of Cherub wings and the crossed swords marks on base The wings on the cherub's back are asymmetrical; I thought it might have been damaged and repaired, but it appears to be original. The German porcelain ... Continue Reading