Pottery Mark - Crown over "S" Query
Pottery Mark - Crown over "S" Query:- My friend has a figurine of a young lad feeding a bird. It's about 6 inches high. It has a crown with the letter S underneath. There is no indication of where or when it was made.
Can you help identify its origin?
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Pottery Mark - Crown over "S" Query
Thanks for the pottery mark query.
Without a photo it's hard to say for sure, but I have a hunch as to who the maker might be. It sounds like it might be a piece by P. Donath of the former GDR (German Democratic Rebublic). They were founded in 1833, Tiefenfurt, Sileseia, Germany and make tableware as well as figurines. Or it might equally be by Carl Scheidig of Gräfenthal, East Germany (see www.figurines-sculpture.com/crown-above-s-pottery-mark-query.html
I checked around online and found the wares of P. Donath to be quite nice looking, quite rare, but not very highly priced. Quite a good place to start a collection, in my humble opinion.
The other contenders who use a crown mark with an "S" are:-
Carl Hans Tuppack of the same Sileseian town.
Alfred Voight of Sitzendorf, Thuringia, Germany.
Christian Seltman of Weiden, Palatinate, Germany.
That's about as far as I can go without a photo I'm afraid.
It's always a good idea to submit a photograph with a query if you want a positive identification of your piece. I would need to see photographs of the backstamp pottery markings in close-up (and in focus!) and also a photo of the piece itself.
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china
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