Need help to identify sugar bowl

jstcarolDecember 13, 2009

Hello, I am having trouble identifying the origin on this lovely piece. It appears to me, to be fine bone china of oriental origin. But the mark does not appear so. Can someone please help? Thank you in advance -Carol

http://cid-7a5017dfa9267473.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Documents/unknown%20sugar%20bowl

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lindac

Don't recognize the mark...but obviously either before 1890 or not made for export...mose likely well before 1890.
Chinoiserie, porcelain...likely English...maybe German.
It'll be a labor of love to search for that mark!! LOL!
Very pretty....do you also have the lid?
Linda c

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 9:18AM
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lkgrace345

It's Sarreguemines and that mark was used between 1894 and 1918 on their porcelain.

Scroll down to Image 2-18 on this page.

Here is a link that might be useful: the mark

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 12:42PM
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lindac

Amazing! French...I would never have thought...
What made you look at Sarreguimines marks?
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 2:02PM
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lkgrace345

No one thing but primarily because of the crown. Notice how it seems constructed of large castle stones? To my thinking, generally those type of marks are of French/German origin. Also, for some reason, it seemed vaguely familiar to me. So I pulled a very old Dictionary of Marks that I have. I found some very similar...although none were the same...but those were Sarreguemines. Then I did a quick "google" and after checking a couple of sites, found the mark. And how interesting is this? At the time of this mark, Sarreguemines was actually in Germany in the imperial province of Alsace-Lorraine.

I also now know why the mark was familiar to me. Majolica. I love, love, love majolica and used to collect. (I say "used to" because it's become so dear in price since I started collecting.)So at some point of time in my research in the past, I suspect I'd come across this mark since I do have some Sarreguemines majolica.

Kind of a convoluted path I admit but it works for me. And I love a good mystery too. :)

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 3:40PM
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lindac

And that's why I love collecting and researching antiques!
I have a couple of pieces of Sarreguemines...but sure didn't click for me!
So it isn't French, really? German!
Love it!!
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 7:09PM
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sweeby

The French and Germans have been arguing about Alsace-Lorraine for centuries! So whether it was French or German is, for that region, pretty much a technicality ;-)

    Bookmark   December 14, 2009 at 10:58AM
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moonshadow

Clickable link to OP's sugar bowl below.

That's what I love about this place, there's always something extra to learn. ;)

Here is a link that might be useful: sugar bowl

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 10:43AM
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