Dating sitzendorf marks
One of the most famous such regions is Dresden and Meissen.Contrary to what many believe, “Meissen” and “Dresden” are not actual porcelain manufacturers.The first porcelain marks used by the Meissen factory were not officially registered or “protected”.This triggered a huge market of wares made by others, some of equivalent quality as the authentic Meissen, but having their marks appear as imitations or at least very similar to the original marks used by Meissen.The manufactory in Herend was established by Vince Stingl in 1826. In 1839 this situated near lake Balaton factory was bought by Mór Fischer. Herend won a golden medal at the first World Exhibition in London in 1851. They are guided probably by both - their personal preferences and trying to generate some material values, nay, even multiplying value by creating a set of individual pieces.Next exhibitions became important for Herend factory as a venue to present new product lines. In 1992 the factory became again a share-holding company. Since 1990 Herend marks have had date codes, as seen below (K91 - November 1991), incorporated in it. There is a drop of boasting in gathering, as well as a desire to stop the magic that is hidden in old things used by the former generation.
Clay and terracotta were well known since the ancient Greek times, thousands of years before porcelain entered the scene, but the sparkling whiteness of porcelain was much more desired - and elusive.
To this day, the crossed swords of Meissen are the most copied porcelain marks ever.