Extract from the "KPM
Porcelain" web site
How can I name and classify my KPM porcelain?
In order for us to be able to classify your porcelain, we need an exact description or a picture of the piece and the company marque
We can then give you the time period and other information on your porcelain
If you have any questions please contact - bernhard.schley@KPM-berlin.de
Hello to you
I was looking at your web site and saw the above notice
Attached is a photo of a vase we have, along with a photo of the backstamp
The vase stands 4.75 inches (122mm) high
It was given to us as a Wedding present thirty-one years ago
What we would like to know is:-
----------the pattern name
----------the "family" it belongs to
----------the date of manufacture
----------and any other details that you feel would be of interest to us
Thank you very much for your time, and look forward to hearing from you
Sehr geehrter Herr Roneberg
die von Ihnen abgebildete Vase ist leider kein Erzeugnis unserer Manufaktur
Hier handelt es sich offensichtlich um ein Produkt der Krister Porzellanmanufaktur, Waldenburg/Schlesien (heute Polen)
Somit können wir Ihnen dazu leider keine weiteren Angaben machen
Haben Sie dafür bitte Verständnis
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin GmbH
Subject - Identifying a
Hi, and we live in Cairns, Australia
I would like some assistance in identifying a maker's mark on a small vase that we have
The mark says 'KPM', and I have been in contact with this company who replied that the vase may have been made by a company named 'Krister'
However, their reply is in German which I cannot read!!
I have photos of the vase and the backstamp which I could forward to you
Finally, I am very happy to make a donation to your site via the PayPal link for this service
Thank you for your time, and look forward to hearing from you
Ah, 'Krister Waldenburg'
Take a gander on my site
On the left bar, click "Silesia", and then scroll down to the town of "Waldenburg"
Or simply use the direct link here
I've got everything on 'Krister' there
And the company successor is still in business
Hope that helps
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject - 'KPM' and 'Krister'
Hi again, and thanks for the note
I had a look at the page you mentioned, but the backstamp on our vase looks "very strange and completely different" to the ones you have listed
Just a bit about us
We are just a "normal" husband and wife!!
We are not collectors or professionals!!
We have bought a few pieces of china, and I have made it my hobby to try to find out as much about each item that I can - just for interest sake!!
Nothing we have bought is worth "a million dollars" - they are just things My Darling Wife likes!!
We have a web site which lists all our items - click here to have a look
We call them "Our Antiques and Collectables"
The vase can be seen by clicking here (link to this page) - and the page also includes a photo of the backstamp
Also included is my note to 'KPM' along with their reply which is in German which I do not understand!!
I do not want to be "a damn nuisance"!! - but are you able to confirm the maker from this backstamp photo??
Also, please feel free to copy this photo to add to your collection of marks
Regards from Australia
Just looked at the mark and it explains a lot - but not why they claimed it could be Krister as that mark is very well known
I'd believed they had identified it correctly, but they did not - as it's a piece from the 'Kerafina GmbH', which was located in Marktredwitz (Bavaria)
The 'KPM' stands for 'Kerafina Porzellan-Manufaktur' and is the indicator for it being produced after 1964 as only 'KM' (for Kerafina-Manufaktur) was used before this year
The facility originally belonged to Franz Neukirchner, who also had another facility in Waldershof (Bavaria)
In 1964, the Marktredwitz facility was split off as stand-alone company, actually surviving longer than the main facility from Waldershof, which only existed until 1977
The Kerafina works more and more advanced away from decorative and tableware porcelain and keramics, finally (1980) entering the wide area of sanitary and electrotechnical porcelain, where they are still active today (re-positioned in Greece)
There, mystery solved!!
And we really appreciate your time and assistance!!
I have just made a donation to your site using the PayPal link on your home page
Have a beer or two on us!!
Do you mind if I include a link to your site on our page that shows this vase??
Have a great day over there
Here, it's hot and humid - we live in the tropics - which is good for beaches-and-bikinis!!
Dear Geoff Roneberg
Your payment for AUD$30.00 to email@example.com has been initiated
The payment will be completed once the recipient has accepted the payment
Note sent with this payment
Subject - Hi from Cairns in Australia
Thank you for your time and assistance in solving our 'KPM' backstamp query
Another note from PayPal
Dear Geoff Roneberg
This email confirms that Christopher Simon Marshall has accepted the AUD$30.00 you sent
LOL! - and thanks for the
donation - I'll tip a beer or two as suggested
Of course you can use the link, no problem at all
... and here, it's dull and rainy - which is good for the umbrella industry!