HH Winterthur, Pfau & Hanhart, Swiss

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Post by Davee October 27th 2011, 11:18 pm

Small vase with incised or carved decoration with signature to the base that I think reads K K Winterthern, the style of decor and numbering leads me to think its continental, any ideas?

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Post by orangefrog October 28th 2011, 9:15 am

It looks a bit like Winterthur, which is a city in Switzerland.
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Post by Davee October 28th 2011, 9:58 am

Yes, I had considered that but I can't find any pottery relating to it.

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Post by hercules brabazon October 28th 2011, 4:16 pm

Could that be HH Winterthur, for "H Hanhart" ? I've got an alborello by them impressed "HH Winterthur".

http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/pages/pv.asp?p=stein546

The only other reference I've found to the pottery - except a couple of things turning up on ebay - is in this archaeological report, which says the pottery was established in 1879 and had closed by 1887.


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Post by hercules brabazon October 28th 2011, 4:18 pm

The archaeological report:
http://www.dgamn.de/uploads/Mittbl18.pdf
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Post by hercules brabazon October 28th 2011, 4:54 pm

I hadn't seen this before:
http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/en/contents/show?id=582041

They don't mention Hanhart though
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Post by Davee October 28th 2011, 5:52 pm

Fantastic detective work, thankyou very much. I now have something to research. Most Excellent

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Post by hercules brabazon November 3rd 2020, 10:56 am

The fulll name of the firm was was Pfau & Hanhart. Much more here:

https://ceramica-ch.ch/glossary/winterthur-zh-tonwarenfabrik-heinrich-hanhart-1879-1887/#q=*%3A*
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