KOVEL’S ANTIQUES: The finer points of antique porcelain

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In the same year Christoph Conrad Hunger left for Venice, where he founded another European porcelain factory. Up to , they produced chinoiserie , following the Meissen trend. Some of the pieces were marked with a stylised chinese imperial mark. From Vienna porcelain production was changed to objects in Viennese baroque style that were unmarked.

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Porcelain Marks

Somewhere along the line, the mark was viewed upside down and a beehive was born. So should you describe the mark as a beehive and call this porcelain Royal Vienna? The mark does look much more like a beehive than a shield to the average person, but correct is correct, right? Well, not if you want to sell a piece through an ad or in the online marketplace.

Collectors today call the mark a beehive and the porcelain, “Royal Vienna.” The factory closed The back of the plate has a date scratched on it, “

It originated with our grandmother, Florence, who lived in Germany when she was quite young, from the age of maybe eight to And it has been in her home for all of the years until her passing in , I believe. And my partner, when he was ten, saw it in his grandmother’s apartment and begged, saying, “Please, I want to take this. So where is this, exactly? We would call this a Royal Vienna-style porcelain. There was a company called Royal Vienna. APPRAISER: Which went out of business in the last part of the 19th century, but there were many, many factories who made things in the style of them and put spurious marks that are in the style of the Royal Vienna factory.

There were many factories, mostly in Austria and Germany, which made porcelains in this style. Now, the plus for this is we’ve got this fantastic, huge size. I mean, this is really big. This is all hand painted; it is not a decal or transfer of any kind. APPRAISER: It was a person who worked in a decorating factory, probably in Austria, and they would have employed a whole host of artists who specialized in painting on porcelain and painting things in this style.

But one big thing that really helps the value of this is this magnificent frame. Now, this is an American frame.

Imperial & Royal Porcelain Vienna Trembleuse c1780

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.

The Bindenschild not the beehive mark are Vienna Porcelain Marks they incorporate a symbolic rendition of the Coat-of-Arms of the Royal Habsburgs of Austria.

A Royal Vienna porcelain portrait ewer, cobalt spout and plinth, scene of wood nymphs in the forest. Royal Vienna Porcelain Portrait Vase and Cover, Germany, raised gold floral border to a wine red ground, the body polychrome enamel decorated with a robed beauty on the one side and landscape with cherubs to the reverse, artist signed Meisel, below the base titled “Bien etre” c.

H”, c. Second Half 19th Century x Free shipping for many products! Having a hand painted scene depicting a satyr and beauties in a landscape with lake, having finely chased gilt border Item was passed. Beautiful hand painted castle, village, and landscape scenes depicting Victorian ladies and gents going to and coming Vintage Royal Vienna biscuit jar, with pink roses and gilt edging. This porcelain plate was produced in Germany by Royal Vienna around The plate has sections of the border cut out with reticulated designs and painted with flowers and birds.

There are also panels with colorful hand painted birds on branches. They are reminiscent of bird painting done by Meissen and Herend. The center of the plate has a branch of hazel nuts and sprigs of berries.

Royal Dux: Dating 150 years of Porcelain

The high quality pottery and porcelain figures produced there are now generally referred to by the abbreviated name, “Royal Dux. Ownership of the business changed frequently over the last years. Bohemia became part of Czechoslovakia which was in turn controlled first by Germany then the Soviet Union.

Learn the history or Royal Vienna porcelain and how the beehive mark has Company sterling silver hallmark & Mark: Gorham Date Hallmarks from till​.

Log in or Sign up. Antiques Board. Unless that is also some sort of European marking. Are these pictures hand painted or are they pasted on. I could not make out. They seem really flat for being hand painted. I was hoping that the marking could get us some leads. Let me know if you need more pictures. Tinytim , Apr 7, I know the beehive mark is for Royal Vienna porcelain Looks nice though.

Vienna Porcelain Marks

The term refers to the fact that the plates of this type were intended purely as decorative items — literally, displayed in a cabinet — rather than coming into contact with food. Measuring 9. Another Wagner, this time with a combination of a beehive mark and black star. Diameter is 9.

century royal vienna porcelain cup and saucer Tea Cup Set, My Cup Of Tea, Imperial Russian Arms Factory: Vienna Factory director: Du Paquier period Date.

Over the years I have seen so many versions and on so many lovely pieces, it is hard to keep those creeping doubts from screaming at you: Fake!! So… I did a lot of research and decided to share what I know in the hopes of keeping at least some people sane…. Yet, in our research, we have often found that there are several meanings attached. However, Royal Vienna was not their official name. However, it should be pointed out that this term is also being used by others to refer to the style of certain items, not necessarily their origin or maker.

However, this is exactly where more doubts creep in… There are so many copies and imitations of the beehive mark, it can make your head spin. Not only was this mark forged almost immediately upon the original factory being auctioned off by the King because of financial difficulties, but this mark is also found to be used in several variations even to this day, sometimes by Trading companies or Importers.

A word of caution: many pieces that used a copy or imitation beehive mark are not necessarily of poor quality. In fact, the vast majority of these later Royal Vienna pieces, especially those made ca s — s, are of high workmanship and usually command high prices. Most were made at reputable Studios and by accomplished Artisans, usually in the Bohemian region of Europe, but also in England, France, Italy etc. Although most ca s — s marks were applied by hand, so some may vary ever so slightly from item to item, there are usually one or two details that help in attributing them accurately, especially with the help of a book or website — for example, see our own marks4antiques.

Some of the more recent uses of the beehive mark are applied by stamp, usually in an industrial manner. These much newer items are sometimes also of good quality. In case it helps, most of the very recent Chinese beehive marks we have seen tend to be a bit more rounded.

Antique Set of 3 similar Royal Vienna red porcelain & gilt

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