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GERMAN - by manufacturer / artist

sites concerning German porcelain & pottery back stamps

ALKA - Alboth & Kaiser (Bavaria)
Alka, ALKA KUNST, AK, Kaiser, with crown, etc.
Official site of the company / German, French and English languages
www.kaiser-porzellan.de/de/left/kaiser-1872-bis-heute/

ARZBERG (Bavaria)
T L Lion, Arzberg, PAGS in shield, PA in shield, 1898-present
Site by Porzellan Kompass / German language
www.porzellankompass.de/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=2&pid=122

ANNABURG (Saxony-Anhalt)
Eagle with AH, Glover, Crown, 1874-present
Site by Porzellan Kompass / German language
www.porzellankompass.de/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=2&pid=123

BREMER & SCHMIDT (Eisenberg / Thuringia)
Crown with diagonal cross and B E S, Vaux Paris, etc.
Excellent site by Günther Schleu regarding the manufacture Bremer and Schmidt / German language

www.porzellanfieber.de/Porzellanfabrik-Bremer-und-Schmidt_alle-Porzellanmarken.html

BUNZLAU (Bolesławiec in Poland)
BB, BEK, Teapot mark, etc.
Site with many marks in regards to the pottery of the former city of Bunzlau / Polish language

www.sygnatury24.pl/?opcja=SYGNATURY&kraj=3&region=47&miasto=662

CORTENDORF (Saxony-Anhalt)
C in square with abstract crown, Made in Western Germany
Site by Ceramic Signatures and Marks including Cortendorf and many more / English language
www.ceramic-signatures.com/index.php?id_page=1441

ENS, KARL
E N S with lines (windmill), with or without Germany

Porcelain company Karl Ens: founded 1899 in Volkstedt, Thuringia. / German language
bodenmarken.porzellan-selb.de/porzellanmarken.php?detail=104

bodenmarken.porzellan-selb.de/porzellanmarken.php?detail=106
bodenmarken.porzellan-selb.de/porzellanmarken.php?detail=107
part of a larger site containing marks
bodenmarken.porzellan-selb.de/porzellanmarken.php

FRANKENTHAL
PH, Lion mark, crown mark with lines, etc.

Wikipedia entry in regards to the the
Frankenthaler porcelain company / German language
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenthaler_Porzellan

Examples of marks used between 1755-1799
de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Frankenthaler_Porzellan_Markentafel.jpg&filetimestamp=20110201094231

FRAUREUTH PORCELAIN
Letter F mark in circle and crown, Bavaria, etc.

Site by Fraureuth porcelain society / German language (PDF Cache)
porzellanausstellung-fraureuth.de/Marken.htm
Wikipedia entry: manufacturer Römer & Foedisch (Fraureuth AG) 1866 - 1926 / English language

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porzellanfabrik_Fraureuth

FRIEDRICH EGER & Co. (Matinroda, Thuringia, Germany)
Crown over P over M
Company founded in 1900, good site by
Porcelain Marks and More / German language
www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/thuringia/martinroda_1/00.php

FUERSTENBERG (Fürstenberg)
Letter F, with and without crown

The Fürstenberg manufactory was founded in Fürstenberg/Weser more than 250 years ago by Duke Carl I. of Brunswick.
Official PDF of the company / German language

Markentafel
Good site by Porzellan Kompass / German language
porzellankompass.de/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=2&pid=93

Excellent German privat collection, with many examples from the 18th century / German language

www.18jahrhundert-porzellan.de/
Site by Ronnie Gustafsson / Swedish language

www.signaturer.se/Europa/furstenberg.htm

GEROLD PORCELAIN
Shield mark, with Gerold and Tettau, etc.

Gerold (Germany, Tettau, Bavaria) Porcelain Marks. Site by JoAnn Snow. / English language

www.gerold-porzellan.com/marks.htm

HAEL-WERKSTAETTEN (Marwitz by Velten/Brandenburg)
Circle with lines and L
Founded by Margarethe Heymann-Loebenstein in 1923, excellent site by www.design20.eu / German language
www.design20.eu/popup_image.php/pID/101/imgID/3

HEINRICH
H & C, H & Co., with and without: Crown, Selb, Bavaria, etc.
Excellent site by Porzellan Kompass / German language

porzellankompass.de/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=2&pid=137

HOECHST (Höchst )
Wheel mark
Official site of the company /
German and English language
www.hoechster-porzellan.de/
Commercial site with many examples / English language
www.porcelainbiz.com/hoechst.htm

HUTSCHENREUTHER
HR mark, with lion, oval, etc.
Site by Porzellansammlung.de /
English language
www.porzellansammlung.de/marken.htm
Marks on 1960s and 1970s vases. Site by Porzellansammlung.de / English language
www.retroselect.com/Hutschenreuther/Hutschenreuther.htm

JAEGER (Eisenberg / Thuringia)
M.P.M, Jäger with eagle, Jäger with crown, Jäger with E, Lion with Eisenberg, etc.
Excellent site by Günther Schleu regarding the manufacture Jäger (founded by Ludwig Mehlhorn und Eduard Julius Jäger in 1870) / German language

www.porzellanfieber.de/Porzellanfabrik-Jaeger_alle-Porzellanmarken.html

KAISER
Crown mark with AK, Alka with and without Bavaria, etc.
Good site by Ronnie Gustafsson / Swedish language

www.signaturer.se/Porslin/Europa/Lankar/kaiser.htm

KALK EISENBERG (Eisenberg / Thuringia)
Two crossed arrows
Excellent site by Günther Schleu, regarding Kalk GmbH and Steingutfabrik Geyer & Körbitz (c.1904-1976) / German language

www.porzellanfieber.de/Porzellanfabrik-Kalk_Firmengeschichte_Porzellanmarke_gekreuzte-Pfeile_Eisenberg-Thueringen.html

KPM MARKS (Berlin)
Scepter (Zepter) mark (not barbwire)
Royal Porcelain Manufacture Berlin great site by 'Auction House Bergmann'
www.auktion-bergmann.de/Katalog.aspx?a_id=3&s_id=304
Koenigliche Porzellan Manufactur Berlin. The Scepter mark by R. Ruthgeerts /
English language
Cache PDF June 2013
KPM Berlin Porzellanmarken, excelllent site by Porzellan Kompass /
German language
porzellankompass.de/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=2&pid=95
KPM marks on porcelain plaques by
antique forum / English language
www.antiqforum.com/lib_kpm_sizes.html

KRISTER
Crown mark with KPM, with and without Krister, etc.
Good site by Indischblau / German language

www.porzellan-indischblau.de/marken/krister1.htm

LAEUGER, MAX (1864-1952) Max Läuger
Square with lines, Manufacture Karlsruhe, KK in square, etc.
Important German ceramist and designer /
English language
www.ceramic-signatures.com/index.php?id_page=1424&imgid=0

Excellent site by Jason Jacques / English language
www.jasonjacques.com/marks/max-laeuger/

LUDWIGSBURG MARKS (Ludwigsburg)
Crown mark with C and L
Ludwigsburg was founded in 1758, a good site by
Dr. Hans Dieter Flach / German language
hansflach.wayaround.org/?page_id=21

METTLACH MARKS
Church mark with VB

Stoneware items manufactured by the Mettlach factory of Villeroy and Boch /
English language
www.steincollectors.org/Library/articles/Mettmks/Mettmks.htm

MEISSEN (Meissen / Saxony)
Swords mark, crossed lines, etc.
Official site of the company Marks / German language
www.meissen.de
Great site by 'Auction House Bergmann' / German language
www.auktion-bergmann.de/Katalog.aspx?a_id=5&s_id=503
Good Site by Nobelantik (Denmark) /
Danish and English language
www.nobelantik.dk/meissen.html
Good site by 'Sammler.com' / German language
sammler.com/keramik/meissener-porzellan-marken.htm

PLANKENHAMMER
Porzellanfabrik Plankenhammer, founded 1883, in Floss, Bavaria. Site by retroselect.com including examples of 1970's pieces, mark used since 1928 / English language
www.retroselect.com/Plankenhammer/Plankenhammer.htm

REINECKE (Eisenberg / Thuringia)
E.E.E.E, cross with PMER (PRME), R.P.M. Reinicke with crown, etc.
Marks of the porcelain company Reinecke in Eisenberg, Thuringia. Excellent site by Günther Schleu / German language
www.porzellanfieber.de/Porzellanfabrik-Reinecke_alle-Porzellanmarken.html

ROSENTHAL
Crown mark with roses, Bavaria, etc.

Official site of the company
/ German language
www.rosenthal.de/en/cms/our-service/brand_marks/rosenthal/

Rosenthal Selb, Plössberg, by PorzellanKompass /
German language
www.porzellankompass.de/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=2&pid=80

SCHAUBACH (Wallendorf)
Crown mark, with Schaubachkunst, ornament, etc.
Marks by Heinz Schaubach (former Heubach) in Wallendorf. Site by Schaubachkunst / German language

www.schaubachkunst.de/html/porzellanmarken.html

SCHEIBE
S mark with two lines, KPM, or K.P.M. with lines, etc.
Great site by Porcelain Marks and More / English language

www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/thuringia/scheibe_1/00.php

SCHUMANN (Bavaria)
Lion shield, crown mark, E&R mark etc.
Comprehensive site about Carl Schumann Porcelain Factory Arzberg, Bavaria (c. 1881-1994). Lots of images slow loading of site / English language

www.efineantiques.com/webpages/schumann2.htm

SCHILLER (former Fischhausel, now Hosterádky )
letter R.S. in house shape
Founded 1900 by Richard Schiller, site by PAW pottery / English language
www.pawpottery.co.uk/schiller.html

GENERAL GERMAN Back stamp related sites

EUROPEAN & AMERICAN MARKS
Some marks with description by "My Granny's Attic Antiques" USA / English language

www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/html/porcelain_pottery_china_marks_.htm

INDISCH BLAU
Site by Indisch Blau (Underglaze blue) incl. Bareuther & Co, Gareis, Kühnl & Cie, Greiner Rauenstein, Jäger Eisenberg, Porzellanfabrik Kahla, Gebrüder Simson Gotha, Kalk Eisenberg, Porzellanfabrik Stadtlengsfeld, Porzellanfabrik Königszelt, Porzellanfabrik Tettau, Porzellanfabrik Könitz, C.A. Tielsch Altwasser, Krister Waldenburg, Triptis Porzellan, Otto Reinecke Moschendorf F.A. Reinecke, Eisenberg Gareis, Kühnl & Cie Waldsassen Rieber Mitterteich, Schaller Schwarzenbach, Carl Schumann Arzberg / German language

www.porzellan-indischblau.de/marken/porzellanmarken.htm

MADE IN GERMANY
Information about Printed marks like: Foreign, Made in Germany, Made in GDR, etc. by Nancy's Collectibales /
English language
www.nancyscollectibles.com/aprnewsletter4.html

PORCELAIN MARKS & MORE
German Marks, mainly 20th century, Site by Christopher S. Marshall. Baden-Wuerttemberg Bavaria Brandenburg Northrhine-Westphalia Rhineland-Palatinate Saar Basin Saxony Saxony-Anhalt Thuringia / English language
www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/

SIGNATURE DATENBANK
Database of signatures "Sections overview", good site by 'Auction House Bergmann' / English language
www.auktion-bergmann.de/Katalog.aspx?a_id=3

WEST GERMAN POTTERY MARKS
Site by Forrest and Ginny Poston (USA, Evansville, IN) / English language
www.ginforsodditiques.com/wgermanmarks.html

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