PSL Imperial Empire Pottery Mark

PSL Imperial Empire Pottery Mark

PSL Imperial Empire Pottery Mark

PSL Imperial Empire Pottery Mark:- I have several 6" plates that were given to me by a neighbor when I was a little girl. I'm guessing the plates are from the 1800's and was wondering if you can tell me what the PSL pottery mark is?


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Peter (admin) says about:- PSL Imperial Empire Pottery Mark

Hi

The factory is "Imperial PSL Empire". Also known as "Imperial Austria" and PUL.

The PSL refers to the Pfeiffer & Lowenstein Factory of Schlackenwerth, Bohemia, Austria.

The PUL refers to Pfeiffer & Lowenstein (u being the shortened version of 'and' in German). Some of the marks are just PL.

Founded in 1873 by Ludwig Lowenstein in Ostrov, Czech Republic (then Schlackenwerth, Bohemia Austria), the factory was managed by Josef Pfeiffer Jr in the 1900's, and was renamed Pfeiffer & Lowenstein.

In 1938 the Nazis seized the factory and renamed it Porcelain Factory Schlackenwerth Josef Pfeiffer.

Finally, after the war, the owners were Luise & Wilhelm Pfeiffer and George von Hoffmann until it closed in 1949.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

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Gift Mug - Imperial (PSL) Austria seal
by: Anonymous

I have a mug with the Imperial (PSL) Austria seal plus, date of 12/15, 1913. plus,F.V.V. on bottom plus, gold letter maybe I or J on side plus, gold on handle and rim of cup/mug. can you tell me anything about this item?

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pfe10 by pfeiffer and lowenstein
by: Anonymous

I was glad to find this information about this PSL pottery mark and style as I have hunted for it for a long time. My husband and I were given a complete dinnerware set that is the pfe10 style. It is a service for 12 and includes butter pats, fruit bowls, bread plates, dinner plates, soup bowls, cups and saucers as well as multiple other serving pieces including several covered dishes. I am still searching for a value or even any other pieces.

Imperial PSL Mary Williams 1914
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I had a late Aunt that owned an antique shop. She gave me a vase (short with a wide mouth) that has the name Mary Williams 1914 on it. The vase is a golden color, the top of the vase is a lighter brown. It has pine cones and pine needles around the entire vase. Can you tell me anything about it?

Thank you so much.

Janet

Footed oval bowl
by: Beth Falk

The mark is similar to the 1914 1918 mark but mine has no date and hand painted initials WCFR all touching . The colors are green yellow and gold with yellow roses good shape I have not seen any on the Internet if you know war it is I am all ears. Was in a box from my grandmothers side of family

seeking information
by: Susan

I was gifted a children's porcelain drinking cup 40 years ago. The cup was found inside the wall of an 1880's built hotel in a small town in Leicester, NY. The cup has the PSL porcelain company mark on the bottom that was used from about 1914 to 1918. It says IMPERIAL then a crown sitting above PSL, then ALMA, AUSTRIA. It is glazed a soft yellow glaze, with a light brown band (about 3/4 inch) around the top. The band is hand painted with a black line on which outlines it and hand painted yellow baby chicks outlined in black.

I would be appreciative of any information about children's cups.

A little background
by: Megan

Josef Pfeiffer was my great grandfather. I'm doing research for a family tree and I came across this post. In case you're wondering, after 1938 his family immigrated to New York City to escape WWII. Over the years my family has collected a few of their pieces. I hope you enjoy yours!

Megan

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Reply from Peter (admin)

Hi Megan

Many thanks for your post, and welcome!!

We would love for you to post more information on your family's business.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

Need help verifying a PSL piece
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Hi I just bought an imperial PSL piece that has the words "imperial PSL" stamped on it with the crown but does not have the word "Austria" below as I have seen on other pieces. They were painted by an artist who signed their name as "Dooley" but I can't seem to find any record of this painter.

Has anyone seen an imperial PSL piece with this particular mark that does not bear the word "Austria" and does anyone know an artist named "Dooley"? Also, are these pieces often counterfeited? I don't know much about antiques or how coveted this particular brand is...any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Welcome Megan
by: Peter (admin)

Megan, see my reply in your post above...

PSL Marked Pottery Item
by: Mary

I have what appears to be a small cotton holder? It has two gold handles, its hand painted in haws of sage greens & lavender, trimmed in gold. It has the water mark between 1914_ (?. Sorry, forgot the ending date. Also, it is initialed L.J., in gold.

Pfeiffer PULS
by: Manuel Kirschner

Megan, it's nice to read you're doing some family research on Josef Pfeiffer.
In fact, my grandparents were Luise and Wilhelm Pfeiffer. I live in Regensburg, Germany, close to Schlackenwerth, where they lived their last years...
I'm trying to find some more PULS china pieces to collect.

If you read this, look me up on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Manuel

Other Empire Pottery Marks
by: Peter (admin)

I just wanted mention another couple of emails I had about other "Empire" pottery marks.

One was from Ronaldo in the UK who mentioned this mark on some unusual wares. I couldn't really place these, so if anyone has the same or similar, please post here.


empire-wreath-circle-pottery-mark



The second was an English firm known as the Empire Works, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent as mentioned in the excellent website Potteries.org

Here are four examples of their markings (note: the marks are clear and always mention who they are and where they are from) . . .


empire-england-pottery-mark



Best regards

Peter (admin)

Strawberry dish PULS
by: Dina

how can i attach an image to my comment? Thank you!

How we add pics to the comments
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Dina

Yes, it's frustrating people can't add pictures to their comments directly. It's something technically lacking in the platform I use. I can't change platforms as I have hundreds of pages.

However, I will always add your photos manually, all you need to do is get them to me. Either email me directly (giving the thread page reference link) or just post them anywhere online (flickr or photobucket) and post the links. I will transfer them over.

My address is

peter@theclayartist.com

Thanks

Peter (admin)

Mark NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a plate with the Hand painted green crown on it along with a PL stamp with a lion with a crown and it says Imperial Empire. How old is it?

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