Pottery Mark Query - Crown 'DECOR LXVI' and an Impressed Stamp of Writing in a Circle with Letters Inside and Beneath

by tom
(england)

Pottery Mark Query - Crown 'DECOR LXVI' and an Impressed Stamp of Writing in a Circle with Letters Inside and Beneath

Pottery Mark Query - Crown 'DECOR LXVI' and an Impressed Stamp of Writing in a Circle with Letters Inside and Beneath

Pottery Mark Query - Crown 'DECOR LXVI' and an Impressed Stamp of Writing in a Circle with Letters Inside and Beneath
Pottery Mark Query - Crown 'DECOR LXVI' and an Impressed Stamp of Writing in a Circle with Letters Inside and Beneath

Pottery Mark Query - Crown 'DECOR LXVI' and an Impressed Stamp of Writing in a Circle with Letters Inside and Beneath:- Hi this was my grandmothers plate we found. Just wondering could you tell me anything about as have had a good google but cant seam to find anything on it and just want to know if its worth anything or worth keeping.


Tom

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Pottery Mark Query - Crown 'DECOR LXVI' and an Impressed Stamp of Writing in a Circle with Letters Inside and Beneath

The forum Help Elf says:-

This plate is a keeper (or 'seller'). Shame you didn't bother to upload a photo of it. Your submission nearly got deleted without looking at it because one of the rules is we must have a photo of both the item and the mark in order to publish on these forums.

{UPDATE:- Tom kindly added a photo of the plate which has now been added above, thanks Tom}

However, the maker is an interesting one which we haven't yet covered anywhere. Please upload a photo of the plate here on the public forum pottery mark online form and mark it for this thread. Thanks.

Below are the details about who made your plate. For general free advice on how to value and further research your collection, Peter wrote this page:

value of antiques.

The company who made this plate was founded in 1755 in Poppelsdorf, Germany (a city nowadays called Bonn-Poppelsdorf) at the order of the Prince Elector of Cologne (Clemens August von Köln). It was situated in one of his summer residences called 'Katzenburg'.

The factory was originally called "Kurfürstliche Fayencerie" (The Elector's Fayencerie) but later became known as "Franz Anton Mehlem" after a later owner. The factory also had connections with the Wessel family of Bonn. Another later trading name was 'Bonn' or 'Royal Bonn'.

Your mark is from the era of 1890 - 1920 when it was called 'Steingut-Fabrik und Kunsttöpferei F.A. Mehlem, Inh. F. Guilleaume' (The Art Pottery and Earthenware factory of F.A. Mehlem & F. Guillaume). The two marks shown on your plate were used between 1890 and 1920. There is the stamped 'DECOR LXVI' (Louis XVI) edition mark and the standard impressed mark of that period.

After this period, the plant was owned by Villeroy and Boch for a while.

The official registered titles of the various incarnations of the factory are:-

Kurfürstliche Fayencerie Poppelsdorf (The Elector's Poppelsdorf Faience Factory) (1755 - 1829)

Kurfürstliche Fayencerie Christian von Reth & Co. (The Elector's Christian von Reth & Co Faience Factory) (1829 - 1836)

Steingutfabrik Franz Anton Mehlem (Art Pottery and Earthenware factory of Franz Anton Mehlem) (1840 - 1884)

Steingut-Fabrik und Kunsttöpferei F.A. Mehlem, Inh. F. Guilleaume (Art Pottery and Earthenware factory of F.A. Mehlem & F. Guillaume) (1884 - 1920)

Villeroy & Boch, Bonn (1920 - 1931)

H.E.

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Franz Anton Mehlem impressed marks question.
by: Anonymous

Not sure if I should be posting this here, so if I,m spoiling someone else's thread please do remove it.

Could someone please elaborate on the meaning of the impressed mark.

I have a 29cm chunky plate which has the green tower mark containing FAM monogram + BONN + Germany beneath.

Then there's the impressed mark made up of FLM in top circle + what looks like "D" "O" (exclude quotes) and finally " 1 and a diamond at the bottom.

Hope that makes sense.

Can you explain what the 2nd and 3rd parts mean please.

Thanks.

Similar dish
by: Anonymous

I have a small square plate with the same markings and similar decoration.
Does it have any value?

Similar Mark on bowl
by: Helen - Sheffield

Hi, I have a similar bowl but the marking on the bottom doesn't have the word "décor" included in the marking. There are two images in ovals on the outside (a castle? 2 views) and two floral images in between them. Why would the work "décor" be omitted from the marking? Totally blue and white.

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