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    Posted 8 years ago

    GlueChip
    (142 items)

    Royal Dux Bohemia porcelain centerpiece.
    Marked on Bottom in pink triangle Royal Dux Bohemia, 1387 mark and numbered XI. (1860 - 1918)
    20"H x 16"W

    NOTE: The numbers impressed on the bottom refers to the factory mold shape. The XI mark is the modeler's mark. A modeler was paid by the piece and this mark was used to keep tally of a workman's count. (info supplied by "Treasures In Your Attic")

    This is a beautiful and rare centerpiece by Royal Dux. You may see others similar but rare if never with three figures. This one has the woman sitting on a massive shell with her scarf blowing in the wind. A mermaid and merman swimming underneath entangled in seaweed as if caring the shell across the sea.

    We purchased this piece at a brocante in a small village outside of Paris in 1996.

    The Famous Pink Triangle
    Royal Dux introduced one of the most distinctive marks ever placed on porcelain, a raised triangle of pink clay. All factory-applied pink triangles–whether from the 19th, 20th or 21st century–are made from a separate piece of pink clay. The pink clay is applied to the base of Royal Dux white clay bodies. The two separate pieces are fused together during firing. There is virtually never the slightest seam or gap between the pink clay of the triangle and the white clay of the piece to which the triangle is applied.
    Before WW I, pink triangles were generally, but not always, left in a bisque, or unglazed, finish. Most Art Nouveau figures in matte glaze, for example, usually have bisque triangles. After WW I, Art Deco figures entirely glazed in a high gloss occasionally have glazed triangles. Pieces with gloss glazes after 1950, especially after 1980 are more likely to have some glaze on the triangle. Although bisque triangles are the general rule, there is considerable variation over the years.
    Factory triangles are all roughly the same size, about one-half inch per side and raised about one-sixteenth inch thick, rarely more than one-eighth inch thick. Size varies slightly because some original triangles were slightly deformed when damp.
    Appearing in all genuine factory-applied raised pink triangles, regardless of age, is "Royal Dux Bohemia." That lettering appears around an oval shape in the center of the triangle. A crosshatch, or grid-like pattern, is at the top of the oval. Even though the country of Bohemia disappeared at the end of WW I, Royal Dux Bohemia remains in the mark to this day.
    All factory-applied pink triangles, new or old, are generally very high quality. You almost never find a blurred, indistinct or illegible impressions in factory-applied triangles. Virtually all factory-applied triangles have sharp, clear lettering impressed to an equal depth.
    E Impressed Triangle, ca. 1860-WW I
    Each of the four periods of production can be roughly identified by changes in marks. In the first period, 1860 to WW I, the letter E is impressed in the center of the pink triangle. E represents Eichler, the founder's surname (see line drawing and photo in Figs. 2-3). The letter in the center of triangles changes over the years. It's important to keep in mind that E is the earliest. A convenient way to remember this is by word association: E is for early.

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    Comments

    1. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      Thanks nutsabotas6, we didnt know what we were buying back then, only that we liked it a lot. Glad you like it as well.
    2. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Oh!..my goodness..I have no words for how beautiful I think this is..I love old/antique children's books, fairy books in particular because of the wonderful illustrations and the fantasy dream lands they have in them and this reminds me of one of those...stunning!...:-)
    3. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      Thanks inky, yes does have that fairy / mystical appeal to it. I see something different every time I look at the piece.

      Thanks czechman. We do love it.
    4. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      I LOVE these.
    5. maryh1956 maryh1956, 8 years ago
      Stunning!
    6. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks maryh1956. it is a special piece.
    7. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the the "Loves"
    8. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      I sent out several emails to obtain more info regarding the numbers on the base of this piece. In the past year and eight emails I received my first response this morning: The numbers impressed on the bottom refers to the factory mold shape. The XI mark is the modeler's mark. A modeler was paid by the piece and this mark was used to keep tally of a workman's count. (info supplied by "Treasures In Your Attic")
    9. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks mackay1st for the love.
    10. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love ozmarty
    11. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love ho2cultcha.
    12. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      Thanks Blunderbuss2.
    13. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love antiquerose
    14. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love epson233
    15. charity-joy charity-joy, 8 years ago
      What an absolutely beautiful piece.
    16. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      Ah thanks charity-joy. it's one of the few that has three figures. one of our favorite pieces.
    17. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love charity-joy
    18. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love furmosa!
    19. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love sarahoff
    20. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love twolate2!
    21. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love welzebub!
    22. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love sarahoff!
    23. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love antiquerose!!
    24. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love Nordicman32
    25. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love EZa!
    26. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      We have had this Royal Dux for about 18 years. This year we built an new showcase to house some of our favorite pieces. I always thought this piece was of two men in the waves carrying the shell until the light hit it just right and the man (boy) on the front became a female. I had never noticed those were breast, not a chest. LOL. It's all in what our mind sees and tells us at any given moment.
    27. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      W.S thanks. yes I think its beautiful as well. Thanks for the love.
    28. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      freiheit thanks for the love.
    29. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      tom61375 thanks for the love.
    30. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      senchi thanks for the love
    31. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      thanks for the love nittygritty1962
    32. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      antiquerose thanks for the love.
    33. GlueChip GlueChip, 8 years ago
      blondx thank you for the love
    34. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      charmsomeone, glad you like or should i say "love" my royal dux! Thanks.
    35. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      Manikin thanks for the love.
    36. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Really beatiful Gluechip
    37. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      jewels thanks for the love of my Royal Dux
    38. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      thanks kivatinitz. it brings a smile to my face every morning as I pass by. something calming about it even in the midst of the waves.
    39. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      woman34 thanks for the love
    40. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      thanks for the love Lostspirits.
    41. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      nutsabotas6 thanks for the compliment and the love. It is one of the only pcs I have scene with three figures. The type with two figures show up ever so often. It is pretty special to us.
    42. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      thanks for the love Eza!
    43. GlueChip GlueChip, 7 years ago
      hi Patsea thanks for the love
    44. GlueChip GlueChip, 6 years ago
      Nicefice, thanks for the love.
    45. GlueChip GlueChip, 6 years ago
      MyFavoriteTreasures, thanks for the love.
    46. GlueChip GlueChip, 5 years ago
      Martika thanks for the love. We think we have a pretty spectacular treasure based on the number of figures on the same pc.
    47. GlueChip GlueChip, 5 years ago
      Junkman60 thank for the love
    48. GlueChip GlueChip, 5 years ago
      artislove thanks for the love
    49. GlueChip GlueChip, 4 years ago
      Lamplover78 thanks for the love

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