Start Dating by porcelain marks

Dating by porcelain marks

We recommend a thorough research, with cross references, before making any strong conclusions about a noted history and or the markings.

Starting in 1842, England has offered registration of it's decorative designs for pottery, china, wood, paper, pottery, china, porcelain, glass and more.

By using the information below you can find the date a design was registered. Remember this date is just when the design was registered.

For example, the general area around Dresden, which also happens to be within a couple of miles from the town of Meissen, has seen a dramatic proliferation of porcelain decorating workshops and studios that purchased blanks primarily from the main Meissen factory and had them decorated by hand.

Companies located outside the UK who have reproduced items, and tried to use a facsimile of the marks or numbering system have been sued, and have had sanctions imposed against them.

Meissen in Saxony, Rosenthal in Bavaria, KPM [Konigliche Porzellan Manufactur] in Berlin, and the various companies in Volkstedt, Thuringia, are the best known major factories in Germany that produced porcelain, mostly in the form of chinaware & dinnerware, porcelain figurines & dolls, and general decorative porcelain centerpieces.

Yet, there are literally hundreds of other smaller factories and porcelain studios that engaged in creating magnificent works to the present date.

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