Porcelain Mark Query - Crown over S

Porcelain Mark Query - Crown over S

Porcelain Mark Query - Crown over S

Porcelain Mark Query - Crown over S
Well Known Makers Marks Using a Crown and the letter 'S'  - uploaded by Peter (admin)

Porcelain Mark Query - Crown over S:- Hello, I have a pair of blue, white and gold porcelain figurines standing about 5 inches tall. She is carrying a basket and he is feeding birds. They appear to be matched and both have the Crown over S in black on the underside.

Can you tell me their origin and vintage.

Much appreciated,


Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down


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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Porcelain Mark Query - Crown over S

Dear Kim

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to upload the very clear photos and become part of this friendly online community.

Now, about your naive figurines and S underneath crown query.

I have had a series of these exact marks sent to me lately and the short answer is I am unable to positively identify this particular mark, because it is not one of the known marks - it appears to be a modern mark designed in homage to the older makers (see the three well cataloged marks I uploaded above).

Or perhaps, it's just a plain and simple sneaky and dubious marketing technique from Far East Mass producers?

There are three German makers who have used variations of a crown over S mark over the years.

However, this newer-looking S mark is not exactly like any of these older marks from established and more collectable firms.

My conclusion is the mark is either a more modern variation of one of these German factories (in which case I don't quite understand why they would be doing such poor quality rip-offs and bunnykins type rip-offs), or a Far East maker who is trying to pass off their wares as having an association with one of these German makers.

The clue is in the range of products we have now evidenced from various visitors. This particular clean and modern looking stamp has a range of goods which look as of they are trying to pass off as other older ranges.

For me this shows either a lack of marketing 'focus' and/or a tad of desperation. For me it is either modern Chinese or 1950's Japanese, or less likely, a more modern Eastern European maker.

In any case, I don't think the wares would have a high value, unless they were by one of the older more reputable firms mentioned on the above summary page (which I don't think they are - but I could be wrong...)

Hope this rather long answer helps!

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-

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your site
by: victor wall

used your site once and found it to be very good for information on makers marks.
will use again

by: Anonymous

I have a girl in diving gear that looks like the hummel figureines but it is marked with a crown over s, does anyone know who made these please, iwould post a photo but dont know how too, many thanks, lesley


Peter (admin) says:-

There is already a couple of threads on this subject. Start on this page and follow the links to various other postings.


The short answer is this mark is not positively identified anywhere - it is not one classified as one of the well known German makers, and so my current feeling it is a post-war Japanese maker trying to sell cheap versions of German looking popular items.

The Crown with the S under.
by: Richard

Hi I have a victorian man and women sat at a table playing Chess, it is in prestine condition, and it is 10 inches in lenght 6& half inches high and 4 inches wide.
It was past on to me and is well over 40 years old please would any body know the manufacture and to what value would it be worth.

my email address is hornby698@aol.com

Crown over S mark
by: Anonymous

I have 3 very nice figures of ladies with this mark, two of the ladies are accompanied by dogs. My Mother has had them for a number of years. I wondered if they were Crown Staffordshire China as we live in the potteries and she aquired them there.

crown and s
by: Anonymous

I have just acquired a decorative jar with floral detail and a butterfly on the lid, although there do not appear to be any marks on the item there is a gold shield shaped label with the same mark in blue and the word SAXONY in red

by: Anonymous

I have a tiger with a black crown and a letter under it could you possibly tell me what it is thanks

Crown over S
by: Hulda

I have a boy/young man with a cow with the S under a crown mark. It is somewhere around 50 years old, probably a bit older. Im trying to find out who made it and where.

by: Kathy

I have a figurine about 4inch high of a little boy pour a watering can and at his feet is a flower which he is watering,he is wearing a has blue pair of trousers with straps that go over shoulders and white shirt,also he has in the same colour blue a hat over his blonde curly hair,on the bottom is a Crown over an S with the word foreign etched in the porcelain (it's not inked)like the crown and s could you tell me about this please.
Thanking you for your time Kathy

Goose girl
by: Anonymous

I have a porcelain figurine - goose girl with crown over S hallmark. Can you tell me my thing about it?

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