Searching for Porcelain & Pottery
The latest Nippon reproductions to hit the market are much more difficult to identify than previous fakes and copies. Many new pieces are now direct copies of old shapes and original patterns. The vast majority of previous reproductions carried look-alike Nippon marks that were relatively easy to identify and warned buyers of an items recent manufacture. Japan
Hall China has recently begun reissuing a number of vintage designs from the 1930s whose original counterparts are highly sought after collectibles. Hall china - donut teapot, ball pitcher, Riviera picture, Nautilus. New pieces - Bain Marie jars, owl, duck.
Including Exact Copies of 19th Century Designs with Dates and Signatures
Six new majolica pitchers have recently been introduced by a New York based importer. They range in height from 5-6 and are decorated in period colors of bright blue, green, mauve, rose and yellows. Like original Victorian majolica, patterns of the new are also based on motifs from nature. These include a heron, flowers, ferns and snail shells. New pieces are slip cast and have holes on the inside where handles join the pitcher.
The so-called "Delft" plaques and plates like the ones in Figs. 1 & 2 can be found everywhere. From booths in "quality controlled" paid admission antique shows to displays on the hoods of pickup trucks near goats and pumpkins at flea markets.
This 16 vase with Art Noveau nude is back in the market this time with a fake Royal Dux mark. It first appeared in 1997 with a fake Roseville mark.
This new reddish brown clay paperweight was recently purchased in a Midwest antique mall. The top has the impressed profile of Chief Sleepy Eye (Fig. 1) which was the trademark of Sleepy Eye Flour, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Teepee designs ring the sides (Fig. 7) and on the bottom a Western Stoneware Co. mark (Fig. 8).
Duxer Porzellanmanufaktur, or Dux Porcelain Manufactory, was started in 1860 by Eduard Eichler in what was then Duchov, Bohemia. The high quality pottery and porcelain figures produced there are now generally referred to by the abbreviated name, "Royal Dux."
The Bauer Pottery name has been registered again and new pottery is being marked with various versions of the Bauer Pottery name. New products copy the so-called ring ware pieces originally manufactured in the 1930-40s using some of the original shapes as models.
Reproduction Rookwood tile available for $50 through mail order catalog. Multi-color, high gloss glaze. Rabbits beneath a tree. North Prairie tile works, Rookwood faience