Two dots and FKJE or FYE or FTYE ? on a white porcelain clock

by Marsha
(Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA)

Two dots and FKJE or FYE or FTYE ? on a white porcelain clock

Two dots and FKJE or FYE or FTYE ? on a white porcelain clock

My figurine clock is not my inheritance or something sentimental that I've had since I was a child. I recently bought a box of porcelain figurines, vase, and misc. from a local estate auction with the sole purpose to resell them. (Hopefully for a profit.) I have no previous experience with identification of porcelain makers marks. I was aware of their existence but that was the extent of my knowledge.

So I have spent the last two weeks on a crash course learning how little I know and how much there is to learn. I have been to every website that deals with makers marks and I have reviewed every mark published on this site. I have read many articles and a lot of self help information.

There were a total of 14 figurines, 2 vases and a clock in the box I bought. I have identified the maker of all but three (all on this site, by the way). This mark is the most baffling to me. First of all because I haven't even determined what letters are represented here.

I have entered every possible combination into the search box on this site(i.e. FYE, FJE,FTYE,FKJYE, FTJE, KTJE, KJVE, ETC.). I am at a loss how to describe it so I tried them all.

I am hoping that you or one of your experts will take one look and say "oh that's an easy one".

This mark is on the bottom of a pure white porcelain, table-top clock. It is 10" tall,4" wide and 3" deep. On the front of the clock is a naked woman(or goddess)sandal footed, with fabric flowing around her. She looks Greek. She is sitting on a cloud with birds are flying at her feet. There is a star above her head. Her hands are in position to be playing a harp but there is no harp.

There is a place on her knee that looks like something was broken off. I didn't notice that until I examined it with a magnifying glass. At which time I
also discovered on her right shin is a face of bearded man.(Zeus or Appollo?) The clock work is Junghans, which is a good quality German clockmaker.

So I naturally assumed it must be German porcelain. I reviewed every mark on this site twice. I think I was thorough. I couldn't find it. Any information would be appreciated.

In conclusion, I would like to commend you on all the work you have done in the construction of this website. I have found more useful information here than all the others combined. Good job.

And thank you.



Reply by Peter (admin)

Hi Marsha

Well done for your determination with your research and your testimonial for this site. That is exactly why I started it - to be a permanent online record for all to benefit from. Trouble is, Google have for some reason unknow to me designated my site a spam site and no longer list this site in their search results for the term 'pottery marks'. This is kind of disheartening as my traffic has dropped to a third of what it was an makes me wonder if its worthwhile because the people who should be seeing this site, don't get to see it :-(

I should ask my readers to write to Google and say exactly what you just said, but I don't think it woul ddo too much good as they are now so big and faceless.

Anyway, back to your intriguing mark. It is a completely new one to me, I have never seen anything like it in all the posts we have had over the years, and in all the books I have poured over. It must be German, as you say, as the mechanism is German.

I doubt very much if even the experts could identify this mark, but they could always state the date, origin style and value.

Often on these forum discussions a genius comes along a saves our bacon, giving us the answer. Let's hope so in this case.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

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