Pottery Mark Mystery - k or R or possibly two c's on a horse and foal figurine

by laura chapman
(lancashire)

Pottery Mark Mystery - k or R or possibly two c's on a horse and foal figurine

Pottery Mark Mystery - k or R or possibly two c's on a horse and foal figurine

Pottery Mark Mystery - k or R or possibly two c's on a horse and foal figurine
Pottery Mark Mystery - k or R or possibly two c's on a horse and foal figurine
Pottery Mark Mystery - k or R or possibly two c's on a horse and foal figurine

Pottery Mark Mystery - k or R or possibly two c's on a horse and foal figurine:- i have recently acquired a lovely porcelain statue of a bay horse and foal and cant identify the mark on the bottom which look like a k on its side with a mark above it or possibly 2 c's adjoining each other in a mirror image with a mark on the left of it, its colour is green. also looks like a 'z' incised into the bottom.


please help.

Laura

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Many, many thanks to an anonymous contributor below who identified this mark as that of Katzhutte of Germany from the famous Thuringia region.

I mention this company elsewhere on this site (just put the word "Katzhutte" into the search box - top right of every page) where they use yet another very quirky and individual pottery mark - in the shape of a house with an 'H' inside the upper level of the 'house' and a strange unknown squiggle on the lower floor inside.

The 'H' stands for Hertwig & Co which is their original name, and, as it turns out, the squiggle is meant to represent a cat! Now you might not be able to see it, but in this 'K' pottery mark there is also a cat hidden - it makes the left down-stroke of the capital letter 'K'. The shape above the K is a very simplified graphic representing the roof of a house.

The K mark, according to www.porcelainmarksandmore.com, dates from 1958 when the company was in East Germany (GDR) and behind the iron curtain. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 1990's the company didn't survive.

Thanks to 'anonymous' for solving this one and to Roger for solving the original Hertwig 'house' mark query mystery!!

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I have the same - looking for answers
by: selina andrews

Hello,

I have the same figurine, exactly the same marks too. We are also trying to find out it's origin/meaning.

Once you find out, please can you post below.


Many thanks

The mark is found!!!
by: Anonymous

Visit this site http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/thuringia/katzhuette_1/00.php

Katzhutte
by: sarah

it's not a K or a letter, it's a stylised cat. the mark indicates a date of post 1958. Katzhutte means 'cat house'.Not a huge value as so many similar figures were made

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