Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.

by della stanton
(phoenix, Az.)

Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.

Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.

Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.
Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.
Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.
Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.

Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.:- I have what I am suspecting to be a VERY OLD piece of German porcelain. It is a figurine of a late 18th century couple in a garden dreesed in fancy attire.


Everything looks Meissen, including the gold leaf painting so often seen at bottom. It says (oddly) Hispania hand incised on bottom, a small x by itself, and the initials v.c. .

All hand incised. Nothing is painted on bottom or stamped. Looks very expensive. It has incredible detail, hand painted of course, and must be European.

Any clues?

Della

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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Hispania hand incised pottery mark and the initials v.c.

Hi Della

I agree with you (maybe) about European, rather than Far East, but only because the skirt fabric and pose of the girl are two things a cut above Far east modelling.

But I totally disagree about it being 'very old' and having a 'Meissen' look. No, no, no. Simply not well modelled enough (makes a tutting sound ;-)

Spanish mid 20th century, small production unit, would be more my guess (the Spanish are very good at fabric - see Lladro - even in the midst of the ever decreasing standards of the 20th century).

Peter (admin).

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V.C. ?
by: Donna Simek

To me the mark looks like HC or CH. I can't seem to see a "V" in there. But, regardless, I could not find anything on any of the initial combinations.

Hispania
by: Lagotana

The Hispania company date from about 1930, from the Valencia, Manises area in Spain. This incised mark is an early mark. Hispania predate Lladro, in fact the Lladro brothers sold Hispania porcelain in their first shop. Lladro bought out Hispania quite early on. Some of the early figurines are finely modelled. As yet the international market is not showing much interest, possibly the Lladro collectors are unaware of the history. The spanish are selling figurines for over £100 pounds sterling here in Spain. I think this could be a mark to watch.

HI ABOUT
by: JOSE

HI, THIS PIECE IS FROM MY TOWN
BRANDNAME IS CH (CERAMICAS HISPANIA ) FROM MANISES, VALENCIA (SPAIN)

ABOUT 100-120€ CIRCA 1920 (YES, IT IS SIMILAR TO MEISSEN, ONLY A FEW YEARS)

THE BRANDNAME WAS BUYED BY LLADRO, THEY HAVE A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL VERY VALUABLE LAMPS.

SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH!!!

Lladro-Hispania Connection
by: Peggy Whiteneck

Just to add a bit of clarifying information here, the three Lladró brothers worked for Hispania when they were very young. Eventually, of course, the brothers themselves, of course, became established in their own company, at which point they bought Hispania out in the early 80s. They kept the brand in production only through that decades, however, before phasing it out in 1989. Hispania products that date from the Lladrós' ownership are actually marked with the Lladró copyright acronym, DAISA. During that brief window of Lladró ownership, they produced mostly very thinly potted ceramics in the form of life size animals and birds - size dimensions that, as Meissen discovered, can't be done in hard porcelain. These large animals are popular among collectors who know of the Lladró connection and can be quite expensive on eBay, but because of the delicacy of the potting, they are vulnerable to damage.

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