Ceramic Mark Query -"S" in Shield Under Crown
by Jeanne D
(Abingtons, PA, USA)
Ceramic Mark Query -
I have been given a large collections of animal figurines from Japan, Germany, California makers. Many are from the 50's-60's, though some are much older. A few of the nicer pieces are identifiable as to their exact period and maker. Some are a real challenge for my unpracticed eye.
Particularly,a ceramic tiger figurine has me stumped. I've already invested a dozen hours of research and its probably not even a valuable item. But I am determined to solve the mystery! It is stamped "Germany" (BLUISH) on the leg and also bears an "Incised" AJ next to that. A printed maker's mark of the Crown over an "S" in a Shield, in GREEN. The figure is less than 6 inches long.
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Ceramic Mark Query -"S" in Shield Under Crown
Nice close up photo of the mark, but a photo of the wares would have been great. We are building a public record for the benefit of all remember.
As you wrote such a nice submission (which I enjoyed reading very much) I will let you off this time ;0)
The 'S' in the mark is very characteristic of Sitzendorf marks. However, the crown is nothing like their usual crown??
You could have got this same info by going to the in-house search box (top right) and keying in the search term "S crown".
I can't see clearly, but could the stamp say Sitzendorf? I have seen a similar mark, clearly saying "Sitzendorf", in the same place as the smudge on yours, but that mark didn't have any crown visible.
If you decide it does say Sitzendorf and you can date the item by the style, you could then go on to have some fun with my ready reckoner pricing and valuation guide.... here
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Hope this helps.
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