Throughout the expansive history of porcelain, manufacturers of this ceramic ware have emerged which are distinguished for their quality, craftsmanship and design; in order to protect the authenticity of these carefully-crafted pieces, porcelain makers across the world have 'signed' their work with unique marks for centuries. These marks are vital for both dealers and buyers, as they provide information on the manufacturer, origin, date and value of a specific piece of porcelain. During the height of porcelain production in Europe, some of the most recognized marks today were first used; these include the Capodimonte crown over 'N' and the Meissen crossed swords. Over the years, porcelain marks have been altered and developed by manufacturers, indicating the year or period of production; for instance, German company Hutschenreuther first marked its porcelain ware with a simple signature, later adopting the iconic lion logo.
Antique Chinese Wu Shuang Pu Porcelain Plate Mark Qing, 19th c -Famille Rose\n\nSuperb and Amazing Plate with Famille Rose decoration from Daoguang Period. Very thin and fine porcelain with famille rose enamel colors, thickly applied depicting Kwanyin and Warrior on decoration with Medallions and Poem and Mark, as well as a scholar on the center.\n\nCondition: very good; no chips, hairlines or restorations. \n\nQing Dynasty Daoguang Period : 19th C.\n\n\n\nDiameter : 6.3 diameter Asian Antiques
, circa 1860Marks: (interlaced L-P), (axe)Signed: 14-7/8 x 7-1/4 inches (37.8 x 18.4 cm) (each)PROPERTY FROM A NORTH DALLAS ESTATENote: The axe mark appearing near the double interlaced L's appears to be a pseudo mark for Pierre-Joseph Rosse l'aîné, active at Vincennes and Sevres from 1753-1795.HID07601242017
(71) Piece Partial Set of Late 19th c. French Porcelain Dinnerware, scalloped edges with cobalt rims and gilt decoration, most pieces with gilded crown above riband with 'Je Maintiendra' ('I Maintain', motto of the Dutch House of Orange), with overglaze printed Sevres conjoined LS mark and butterfly mark, some serving pieces also with impressed mark of Limoges porcelain maker Martial Redon & Co., including: Large serving bowl, 3 1/2" high, 9 7/8" diam.; Two lidded vegetable dishes, 9 3/4" x 8 1/
Associated Pair of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Lidded Bowls each with a Guangxu mark (1875-1909) and possibly of the period or later, the bowls of shallow form with everted lip, cradling the conforming covers, decorated to the exterior with floral and foliate sprays, one cover with a calligraphic inscription. h. 3-1/4", dia. 6-1/2" Estimate $1,500-2,500 **One lidded bowl has been professionally overglazed with presumable restoration to both, though no repairs were detected under white or U
A pair of Meissen porcelain figurines depicting two Turks smoking the hookah pipe. Blue crossed marks on the bottom. 3″ high x 2″ wide. No chips, cracks, or repairs. Very good condition. A pair of Meissen porcelain figurines depicting two Turks smoking the hookah pipe. Blue crossed marks on the bottom. 3″ high x 2″ wide. No chips, cracks, or repairs. Very good condition
Printed marks, armorial above motto in banner 'Virtue is Your Jewel'. 9 3/8 in. diam. Note: Holland Lodge no. 8 is a Masonic Lodge founded in 1787 in New York City by a group of Dutch Masons and is known as on of the most important lodges in the United States.
The Noritake of today grew out of a trading company that was originally established by the Morimura Brothers in New York in 1876. This trading company imported chinaware, curios, paper lanterns and other gift items. In 1904, the forerunner of the Noritake Company was established in the village of Noritake, a small suburb near Nagoya, Japan. The goal of this first factory was to create western style dinnerware for export. It took until 1914, however, to create the first porcelain dinnerware plate
Meissen German Porcelain "Europa and the Bull" Figural Group, c. 1890-1900, #2697, depicting Greek mythological character Europa astride Zeus (in the form of a bull) with two attendant maidens, originally designed by Johann Kandler, with blue crossed swords mark on base and painted number '13', incised '2697', with original round paper label from retailer Gilman Collamore (5th Ave. and 30th St., New York), 8 1/4" high, 7 3/4" x 4 1/4". Minor flower petal chips, otherwise good condition.
Chinese Miniature Five-Piece Wucai Porcelain Temple Garniture fourth quarter 19th/first quarter 20th century, comprising an incense burner and cover with foo dog finial, flanked by two tiered candlesticks, and two "gu"-form vases, each decorated with dragons chasing the flaming pearl and phoenix designs, all depicted in the wucai palette, with apocryphal six-character Wanli mark to rim of each. tallest h. 3-1/4", widest w. 2" Provenance: Private collection, Houston, Texas. Estimate $1,000-1,500
Stunning Rookwood Pottery Mat glaze vase, Lincoln, 1926, pristine. This stunning Rookwood Pottery decorated mat glaze vase from 1926 is decorated with leaves and berries in her typical style by Elizabeth Lincoln. The marks include the Rookwood logo, date, shape 2194 and Ms. Lincoln's monogram (LNL). There are no chips, no cracks, and no restoration. This is a stunning piece with brilliant and unusual colors that is perfect for a curated collection. Crazing can be noticed only under high magnific
Carl Thieme Porcelain Figure of a Monkey Holding an Apple post-1901, German, with polychrome details, the monkey sitting on a stump decorated with sculpted flowers and leaves, the bottom with the underglaze blue mark of Carl Thieme's Saxsonian Porcelain, Potschappel. h. 16", w. 11-1/4", d. 7-1/2" Provenance: John Roselli, Ltd., New York, New York; Estate of Victor and Marie Cascio, Monroe, Louisiana. Estimate $1,000-1,500
Early Rookwood Pottery decorated porcelain vase, Sara Sax, 1915, pristine. This early Rookwood Pottery decorated porcelain vase from 1915 is decorated with pink roses by Sara Sax. The marks include the Rookwood logo, date, shape 2196 and Ms. Sax's monogram. This is a museum quality vase without even a hint of crazing. There are no chips, no cracks, and no restoration. It does have a wheel ground "X" on the base, the reason for this is unapparent. This is a gorgeous piece with brilliant colors th
Republican Era Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bulbous Vase, flared foldover rim with scalloped edge, long tapered neck and flared foot, red painted Jiaqing seal mark on base, body enameled with a continuous parade of children, top of neck and body ringed with floral lappet decoration, floral decorated foot with meander edge, 17 1/2" high, 8 3/4" diam. Good condition.
Pair of Late 19th c. Neoclassical Style Meissen German White Glazed Porcelain Urns, with snake handles and gilt highlights, designed by Leueritz, with blue crossed swords mark, model #153, painter numbers 29 and 59, 10 3/4" high, 6" x 4 3/4". Gilding losses, otherwise good condition.
Pair of 19th c. Chinese Qing Dynasty Blue & White Porcelain Low Bowls, with Daoguang (1821-1850) seal mark, each with figural and landscape decoration to exterior and interior, one bowl with paper label from 'Rare Art NYC' and marked price of '$1,400 pr', 1 1/2" high, 7" diam. One bowl has surface stains to interior edge.
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Covered Jar first quarter 20th century, of globular form, tapering to a narrower foot, having a domed cover with knotted cord and brocade detail, the body decorated with various seated Arhats, the base with Satsuma mark and signed in reserve. h. 16", dia. 13" Estimate $2,500-4,000
Republic Period Export Rose Medallion Moon Vase with Qianlong mark, having people in Medieval European costume and settings, with a surround of fortune symbols and purple faux bamboo handles, 6 1/4" x 4 5/8" x 1 5/8". Good condition.
Bohemian, first half 20th century. A porcelain figural group by Royal Dux depicting a hunter in 18th-century dress with brass horn and two hunting dogs at his side, with pink clay triangle mark and impressed 2945 on underside of base; ht. 23, wd. 10.5, dp. 11.5 in.
Stunning Rookwood Pottery glossy red vase, Wilcox, 1926, pristine. This stunning Rookwood Pottery glossy red vase from 1936 is decorated with wild roses in her typical style by Harriet Wilcox. The marks include the Rookwood logo, date, shape 1655 E and Ms. Wilcox's monogram. This is a museum quality vase without even a hint of crazing. There are no chips, no cracks, and no restoration. This is a stunning piece with brilliant and unusual colors that is perfect for a curated collection. Dimensions
Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Rouleau Vases, early 20th c., with enameled peacock and floral decoration, four painted Chinese characters to backside, base with red six character Guangxu reign mark, 10 3/4" high, 4 1/4" diam. Good condition.
Chinese Late Ching Foo Dog Form Porcelain Water Dropper, with brown, tan, white and blue-green glazes, cub form stopper lid, with impressed chop mark on base, 4" high, 5 1/4" x 3 1/2". Firing cracks on stopper and below spout.
Jeff Koons b.1955. Split Rocker. 2012, glazed porcelain. 14 h × 14½ w × 13¼ d in. estimate: $3,000–5,000. Printed manufacturer's mark to underside ‘Split-Rocker Jeff Koons Edition Limitee 2012 Bernardaud Manufacture de Porcelaine 1863’. Signed and numbered to underside ‘Jeff Koons 0974/3500’. This work is number 974 from the edition of 3500. Sold with original box. Provenance: Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago
Hella Jongerius. vases, set of three. 2005, glazed porcelain, terracotta. 11¾ dia × 13 h in. estimate: $2,000–3,000. Stamped manufacturer's mark to underside of each example ‘Ikea Design and Quality Ikea of Sweden Made in P. Republic of China Ikea PS Jonsberg’.
Gio Ponti. Trionfo tea service. c. 1960, glazed porcelain with printed and applied decoration. 9 w × 5 d × 5¾ h in. estimate: $5,000–7,000. Service includes teapot, sugarbowl, creamer, biscuit box, a bell, four cups and four saucers. Printed manufacturer's mark to underside of each example ‘Richard Ginori manifattura di doccia Florence Italy’.
Hermès. vases, set of two. c. 2000, glazed porcelain. 5 dia × 14¼ h in. estimate: $700–900. Additional example measures: 5.25 dia x 4.5 h inches Impressed manufacturer's mark to underside of each example ‘Hermès Paris’.
Eva Zeisel. Belly Button vase. 1983, eosin glazed porcelain. 5 w × 2½ d × 8 h in. estimate: $2,000–3,000. Stamped manufacturer's mark to underside ‘Zsolnay Hungary 1983 Pecs Hand-Painted’. Signed to underside 'Eva Zeisel'. Provenance: The Orange Chicken, New York | Private Collection
Ted Williams framed display including (4) autographs and (18) porcelain baseball card reproductions (EX-NM) Large framed display (23.5"x35") includes (4) postcards which have been signed "Ted Williams" in marker rating 9 to 9/10 out of 10. These are surrounded by reproductions of (18) different Williams baseball cards, all done on porcelain: EX-NM ($400-$600)
Frank Lloyd Wright. Skyscraper Vase. 1902 / c. 1980, glazed porcelain. 6¼ w × 3½ d × 23 h in. estimate: $1,000–1,500. Hand-painted manufacturer's mark to underside ‘Made in Italy for Tiffany & Co.’. Provenance: Acquired directly from the manufacturer, Italy
Colette Gueden. tableware collection. 1961, glazed and hand-painted porcelain. 8½ dia × 2½ h in. estimate: $8,000–10,000. Lot includes one serving bowl, one condiment bowl, nine dinner plates, ten appetizer plates and ten bowls: thirty-one pieces in total. Printed manufacturer's mark to underside of each example ‘Limoges France’. Glazed signature to underside of each example ‘Colette Gueden Primavera Made in France’.
Studio Job. Biscuit plates, set of nine. 2006, white bisque porcelain. 10½ dia × 1¼ h in. estimate: $3,000–5,000. Smallest examples measures: 4.5 dia x 0.75 h inches. Stamped manufacturer's mark to reverse of eight examples ‘Studio Job Makkum’.
Gio Ponti. three works from Le Bottiglie Abitale series. c. 1990, porcelain. 5½ dia × 15 h in. estimate: $2,000–3,000. Set includes the designs: Infogliata and Bottiglia con Rivoltella. Stamped manufacturer's mark to underside of each example ‘Imolarte 1874 d'apres Gio Ponti’. Infogliata sold with original box.
Set of (12) Ottoman Silver Zarfs with (10) Hand Painted Russian Porcelain Inset Cups by Kuznetsov Dulevo, circa 1900, in fitted case, each footed silver cup holder with engraved and chased textured decoration, stamped with Tughra of Abdul Hamid II (1876-1909) and standard mark, each floral and gilt decorated cup with red stamped maker's mark on base, presented in a velvet covered presentation box, porcelain cup: 1 �" high, 2 1/8" diam.; holder: 2" high, 2 �" diam., 15.95 ozt tw. Two cups have ri
John Waters b.1946. The Girls (set of three plates). 2003, glazed porcelain. 1 h × 10½ dia in. estimate: $1,000–1,500. Lot includes Kim, Tina and Kathy. Printed manufacturer's mark to verso of each work ‘Adora Porcelain New York Limited Edition The Girls by John Waters 2003’. Signed and numbered to verso of each work ‘John Waters 237/300’. These works are number 237 from the edition of 300.