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    Posted 6 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    So today was half price day at Salvation and this had been in the case for over a week. Time to grab it ! It looks to be a blue and white luster ware powder or dresser box. It has an unusual onion dome lid with a black crescent moon finial. The inner container is a decagon shape just like the dome. The bottom has a partial green ink stamp mark with a green number "42" and the numbers 2352 stamped into the clay. A lot of the luster ware pieces are from Japan either Nippon or Noritake. However I think this one is German or Bavarian porcelain. The onion dome also makes me think of Russia. Not much to go on with just the "S" in the mark showing but if I saw a complete one I could match it to a maker. So far no luck. -Mike-

    Note: Many thanks to "maryh1956" for researching this incomplete mark for me !

    Schoenau Bros. Germany

    Schoenau Bros, Thuringia, Germany est.1865. At some point merged with Swaine & Co. Your mark was in use from 1933-53. In 1954 they merged with Sonneberg.

    Now that I know what to look for here's more from a cup description that was on Rubylane's site :

    The encircled "S" mark is associated with the Schoenau Bros, aka Schoenau Brothers, of Huttensteinach, Thuringia, Germany . Schoenau Bros was going through ownership changes during this period and another name for them during this time was Gebrüder Schoenau, Swaine & Co. According to sources this mark was registered at the Reichswarenzeichenregister (RWZR) as '#313 402' on April 15th, 1924 but was only used on tea sets before 1928". The company stopped manufacturing decorative china and switched to other porcelain components in the very late 20s to early 30s.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I agree it doesn't really look Japanese but it does look fantastic!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen :).... Still puzzling over this one with the maker and age .
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      can you get a closer pic of the mark? Looks like the letter S inside of ???
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Here you go Rose :)..... check out pic four for the new closeup. It looks like most of it is worn away though. It might be part of s shield or cartouche....orientation not sure. I was on Kovel's site looking at their marks section. I looked at them all too, but could find nothing.
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mike -- That was Quick. I will try to see IF I can find anything. Can't promise, but with more *Heads* working on it -- we might be able to solve it

      :fingercrossed:
    6. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      Possibly Silesian Pottery
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you Rose and ozmarty too for the lead :)
    8. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      Possibly Schoenau -Swaine & Co?
      http://www.antiques.com/classified/Antique-Porcelain---Pottery/Antique-Boxes/Antique-Schoenau-Porcelain-Box-Made-in-Germany
    9. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      I guess it didn’t allow me to copy the link, but if you google Schoenau porcelain box it should show up in the images with pics of the mark
    10. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      Here’s an other example, pretty sure it’s the same mark as yours
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lovely-13-Schoenau-Ruffled-Edge-Porcelain-Bowl-Multi-colored-Flowers-/321036544342
    11. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      Schoenau Bros, Thuringia, Germany est.1865. At some point merged with Swaine & Co. Your mark was in use from 1933-53. In 1954 they merged with Sonneberg
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      You're a wonder Mary ! Thanks so much for all the info :)
    13. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      No problem. Please take a look at the bowl I just posted in Art Pottery, it has me stumped!
    14. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Will do :)

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