Pottery mark query - ballerina 1762 on stamp which looks like a capital 'A'

by John Crockett
(Acworth Georgia)

Pottery mark query - ballerina 1762 on stamp which looks like a capital 'A'

Pottery mark query - ballerina 1762 on stamp which looks like a capital 'A'

Pottery mark query - ballerina 1762 on stamp which looks like a capital 'A':- Very delicate china ballerina origin unknown from parents estate. Widely traveled so could be from anywhere in the world or a family heirloom from earlier days. Mark shows a 1762 date on it. There is also a faint impression of some lettering which could be V14450. Stands about 3 inches tall.


Regards

John

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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- pottery mark query "Pottery mark query - ballerina 1762 on stamp which looks like a capital 'A'"

Hi John

Thanks for photo of your mark and making an interesting pottery mark submission. A photo of the figurine would have been great.

I can report I have seen this mark attributed to a German factory with a very long name (one source said your mark used only after 1945, but I have seen other sources quote 1900 onwards):-

'Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufatur und Porzellanfabrik Unterweißbach vormals Mann & Porzelius A.G.' (Shorten to "Aelteste Volkstedt Porzellanmanufatur" which translates literally as "The Oldest Volkstedt Porcelain Factory")

This factory was a merger of the original Volkstedt factory of Georg Macheleid (est. 1760) with Hermann Jost Unterweißbach Porcelain Factory (est. 1882).

Porcelain production began in the region in 1760 when Georg Macheleid was granted sole rights to porcelain production in the Thuringian principality of Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and set up in the town of Volkstedt (a district of Rudolstadt).

Volkstedt marks are specialist niches unto themselves as there are several factories known from that region. Vast amounts of knowledge and research are required to get to the bottom of all these makers and marks.

Feel free to await answers from knowledgeable others who may come across your submission in this thread.

However, your piece sounds as if it might have some value to it to a collector, especially if the 1915 source is accurate.

If you desire an accurate assessment and valuation for insurance purposes, I highly recommend you go to this page on my site and organize a proper valuation pronto - I send the query out to ex Sotheby's experts who are specialists in particular areas.

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

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