The Royal Bayreuth porcelain factory was founded in 1794 in Tettau, Bavaria and introduced its very popular figural patterns in about 1885. This factory has been the world's leader in the production of porcelain for over 200 years, and is the oldest Bavarian porcelain firm under private ownership.
The factory started business in 1792 when Alexander von Humboldt, a German geologist appointed by the king, researched the place and the means in which to produce a delicate yet durable porcelain. Royal Bayreuth started production two years later in 1794 and on the company's logo you will see 1794 as the official date of commencement.
The porcelain pieces produced by Royal Bayreuth was extremely popular in the Victorian times because of the variety of utilitarian and decorative pieces they produced. Royal Bayreuth porcelain is among one of the highest collectible manufactures, and is extremely desired and harder to find today. Among their most popular and collectible pieces today are their figural items.
They produced a Greek inspired line called Corinthian, which was produced in black and orange, some with colored figures such as ours, and some with white figures.
This ewer or pitcher is so gorgeous, with the colorful godess on both sides, and the extremely detailed decorative border along the top. The inside is colored a bright red, which is somewhat common to Royal Bayreuth. The bottom has the firm's marking. This piece is in excellent condition, mint. Please see images in gallery for more details.
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