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A guide to collecting Wedgwood Edme

Perhaps Edme is the most iconic of Wedgwood’s shapes. It has been in production for over a century and, as I will explain later, it embodies Wedgwood’s history and success. I will briefly explain what Edme is, describe under what circumstances it came about, what it is made of and

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Arabia Ruska Coffee Cup

Ruska or Kaarna? An Arabia clarification

Dinnerware by Arabia is wildly popular. This comes as no surprise as it is the perfect example of mid century design ideas applied very well to dinnerware. It is very strong, well made and perhaps most importantly, very informal. We have been expanding our range of Arabia recently and I made

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What actually is Rörstrand Ostindia?

Arguably Rörstrand’s, and therefore Sweden’s, most iconic dinnerware pattern is Ostindia. Designed in 1932 and based on a few shards of Chinese porcelain in Rörstrand’s collection the pattern was an instant hit. Rörstrand still produces Ostindia today and it is in fact still one of the most sold patterns here

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A Villeroy & Boch Burgenland Oval Serving Platter.

Burgenland and Villeroy and Boch marks

One of our most popular lines of dinnerware is Villeroy and Boch’s ‘Burgenland’. It is no wonder, the pattern was made from 1930 all the way up to 2002. This is one of the longest production times of any pattern I know about, except for some of Meissen’s classic patterns

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Rosenthal and Rosenthal Classic Rose

Working with Rosenthal products on a daily basis I can say that, however lovely the wares are, they are not very consistent in their markings. I therefore always dismissed differences in markings and looked solely at the pattern instead. We continuously offer a large quantity of one of Rosenthal’s most

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Late 19th century Coffee Cup and Saucer

A shop called Hoyng

I spend a lot of time looking for unique pieces for our store. In the Netherlands you often find porcelain marked C. Hoyng, which is surprising because there aren’t any factories associated with this name. C. Hoyng was a retailer with, in it’s heyday, shops in all major cities in

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The most significant earth in France

Through luck rather than intention I booked a holiday near a site that is of vital importance to the history of French porcelain. The site is called Marcognac, and it is the first location within France where kaolin was found in 1786. Kaolin is a white clay that is one

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A Rosenthal Monbijou sugar creamer set.

An unusual Rosenthal Set

Every now and then you run into an item that is truely unique. This lovely little set by Rosenthal is such an item. It’s an early 20th century set made by Rosenthal in Germany. Rosenthal’s wares always consists of a shape and a decoration. The shape is called Monbijou and

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Augustus Rex?

The story of the invention of European porcelain is amazing. If you are not familiar with it I’d highly recommend reading about it. It all happened at the court of Augustus, who was the king of Saxony and Poland in the early 1700s. Augustus was a powerful man and the

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The Origins of the Onion Pattern

I will be keeping up regular blog posts about Porcelain related subjects from now on. I will also share these on a range of social media. As a porcelain lover and an art historian finding little stories within your own stock is always great. A few weeks ago I found

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A guide to collecting Wedgwood Edme

Perhaps Edme is the most iconic of Wedgwood’s shapes. It has been in production for over a century and, as I will explain later, it embodies Wedgwood’s history and success. I will briefly explain what Edme is, describe under what circumstances it came about, what it is made of and

Read More »
Arabia Ruska Coffee Cup

Ruska or Kaarna? An Arabia clarification

Dinnerware by Arabia is wildly popular. This comes as no surprise as it is the perfect example of mid century design ideas applied very well to dinnerware. It is very strong, well made and perhaps most importantly, very informal. We have been expanding our range of Arabia recently and I made

Read More »

What actually is Rörstrand Ostindia?

Arguably Rörstrand’s, and therefore Sweden’s, most iconic dinnerware pattern is Ostindia. Designed in 1932 and based on a few shards of Chinese porcelain in Rörstrand’s collection the pattern was an instant hit. Rörstrand still produces Ostindia today and it is in fact still one of the most sold patterns here

Read More »
A Villeroy & Boch Burgenland Oval Serving Platter.

Burgenland and Villeroy and Boch marks

One of our most popular lines of dinnerware is Villeroy and Boch’s ‘Burgenland’. It is no wonder, the pattern was made from 1930 all the way up to 2002. This is one of the longest production times of any pattern I know about, except for some of Meissen’s classic patterns

Read More »

Rosenthal and Rosenthal Classic Rose

Working with Rosenthal products on a daily basis I can say that, however lovely the wares are, they are not very consistent in their markings. I therefore always dismissed differences in markings and looked solely at the pattern instead. We continuously offer a large quantity of one of Rosenthal’s most

Read More »
Late 19th century Coffee Cup and Saucer

A shop called Hoyng

I spend a lot of time looking for unique pieces for our store. In the Netherlands you often find porcelain marked C. Hoyng, which is surprising because there aren’t any factories associated with this name. C. Hoyng was a retailer with, in it’s heyday, shops in all major cities in

Read More »

The most significant earth in France

Through luck rather than intention I booked a holiday near a site that is of vital importance to the history of French porcelain. The site is called Marcognac, and it is the first location within France where kaolin was found in 1786. Kaolin is a white clay that is one

Read More »
A Rosenthal Monbijou sugar creamer set.

An unusual Rosenthal Set

Every now and then you run into an item that is truely unique. This lovely little set by Rosenthal is such an item. It’s an early 20th century set made by Rosenthal in Germany. Rosenthal’s wares always consists of a shape and a decoration. The shape is called Monbijou and

Read More »

Augustus Rex?

The story of the invention of European porcelain is amazing. If you are not familiar with it I’d highly recommend reading about it. It all happened at the court of Augustus, who was the king of Saxony and Poland in the early 1700s. Augustus was a powerful man and the

Read More »

The Origins of the Onion Pattern

I will be keeping up regular blog posts about Porcelain related subjects from now on. I will also share these on a range of social media. As a porcelain lover and an art historian finding little stories within your own stock is always great. A few weeks ago I found

Read More »
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