Friday, January 2, 2015

KPM Porcelain ca. 1885

I don't know about you but this looks like something you might buy at Cracker Barrel.  A reproduction of days gone by maybe, so imagine my surprise when I happened to look at the back and noticed a maker's mark, KPM.  
Quick research told me that it was made about 1885 by the Konigliche Porzallen Manufactur company in Berlin Germany.  The company was started in 1761 by Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky.  A couple of years later Gotzkowsky ran into financial difficulties and the company was taken over by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.  In today's market KPM is most sought after for its plaques.

Since we can date the item to 1885 I like to think that it was something that John W. Moran purchased for his wife Sophia. 


  1. This is not Meissen (KPM) but Krister, a producer of high-quality porcelain in 19thC Germany. "Krister would not have been successful by only relying on copying the famous 'KPM' products and marks. The quality of his products was exceptionally good, and he soon had lots of wealthy customers." - from

    1. Thank you for the information! I stand corrected. :)