Help...Crown above M mark

by Sally

M crown mark

M crown mark

I recently bought these cherubs carrying a pierced floral dish from an outdoor antique market in Newcasle-u-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. The 4 cherubs are 17cm high (10 pence piece by his foot shows the scale) and the dish has applied flowers on the outside and handpainted flowers on the inside. Would love to know the maker and date.

I'm good at finding makers marks, but this one has stumped me.Help !

Thanks in anticipation!


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'M' Pottery Porcelain Mark Under Beneath Crown Reply
by: Peter (admin)

According to

This is the mark of Von Schierholz Porcelain Factory, Plaue, Thuringia, Germany. This mark was put into use in 1973 after the factory was nationalized and renamed. It is now known as Porcelain Manufactory Plaue, thus, the PMP part of the mark under the crown. (Source: Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain, Revised Edition, 2007, by Rontgen, pages 145 and 462)

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Makers Mark with embossed #stamp NEW
by: Tammy

I have a Von Schierholz double arm with cherub playing a flute candelabra.

I hoping you can help me determine whether or not it is an antique or reproduction.

Thank you for your time. :)

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by: Joss

I have a porcelain dish with the same mark, a gift many years ago. I've long wanted to know about it and now, finally I do.

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