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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I recently bought a vase that has the paper label FRANZ PALLME KÖNIG & Co. STEINSCHÖNAU. The second vase with a very similar decoration is marked PK. In my opinion, this is evidence that the "unidentified label" PK does not belong to the Poschinger Glassworks (as it is often declared), but to the Glass Refinery Franz Pallme König Steinschönau (Kamenický Šenov). It cannot be ruled out that the glass for refining was supplied by the Elisabeth glassworks in Kosten.

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    1. kairomalte, 2 years ago
      This seems to be the first - really remarkable - assignment, of this up to now mysterious mark 'FPK', to a glass refinery. Highly interesting.
    2. truthordare truthordare, 2 years ago
      Great coup! Happy to know at last who the PK is. Would you say early PK, late 19th? With these Victorian style glass and decorations, or would you rather say Art Nouveau. Congratulations.
    3. LoetzDance LoetzDance, 2 years ago
      Great detective work on this mark, Ales!
    4. kairomalte, 2 years ago
      Dear Ales,
      I like to add another comment, that might substanciate your findings. When you examine the signature PK, you will find, that actually there is a cobination of three letters: an F showing to the left and P,K showing to the right matching the initials of Franz Pallme-Koenig. When you look into the 'Adress Book of the Glass Industry, Haida-Steinschoenau, 1928' reprinted by Truitt 'Collectible Bohemian Glass' page 148-165, you will find seven 'Palme' named companies, but only one 'Pallme-Koenig Brothers GmbH', possibly a follower of Franz Pallme-Koenig&Co.
    5. larksel larksel, 2 years ago
      Dear Kai,
      thank you for your contribution. I confess - unfortunately I do not see it F, but I know that this is a widespread view that it is not a PK, but FPK. Regarding the history of Pallme Koenig (this branch of the genus Pallme) I found:
      The refinery was founded in 1786 by Ignaz Pallme Koenig probably with Ignaz Ullmann - the company was called "Pallme & Ullmann". From 1851 to 1873, the company presented itself at world exhibitions in London, Paris and Vienna under the name "Franz Pallme-König & Co." After 1887, when the company was taken over by Joseph and Theodor Pallme-König, the company was called "Gebrüder Pallme-König". Probably later changed to "Gebrüder Pallme-König GmbH" (?). Since 1889, the brothers Joseph and Theodor Pallme-König took part in the Wilhelm Habel business at the Elisabeth glassworks in Kosten (Koš?any). Among other things, the glassworks supplied glass to the "Gebrüder Pallme-König" refinery in Steinschönau. After the death of Joseph and Theodor Pallme-König in 1912 took over the company Theodor II. Palme-König, who then sold the company to Wilhelm Kralik & Co. .. The company was then named "Wilhelm Kralik Glasraffinerie, vormals Gebrüder Pallme-König, gegründet 1786 in Steinschönau".
    6. welzebub, 2 years ago
      For what it is worth, this mark has also been discussed at great length on the GMB for a very long time also. There is, and always has been on ongoing debate regarding the presence of the "F". Since it faces backwards, it is believed by many that the "F" people see are simply ornate details on the backwards extensions of the "P".
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 1 year ago
      Wonderful Example&Research Ales.....Congratulation.

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