The porcelain biscuit jar can be dated to the 1860s by its logo that was the Weimar trademark during that time. It has the small gold mark/signature of the maker that I cannot make out. The jar is in very good antique condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.
The biscuit jar measures about 7 inches to the top of its fan handle and is 4.5 inches in diameter.
Weimar Porzellan was built in 1790 by ceramists Christian Andreas Speck. In 1797, Speck presented the first porcelain products at the Leipzig Fair. Weimar was creating tableware for the middle class by 1816 employing 155 workers.
After the death of Speck, the Vogt family ran the factory until 1836 when it was sold to Gottfried Sorge. In 1841, Mr. Streitbarth and a Mr. H. Kastner formed a venture called Weimar. In 1847, they sold the factory to the factory to the Fasolt family. In 1856 Fasolt’s widow and his sons ran the factory with porcelain entrepreneur Edward Eichler.
During this time the new Saxon trademark was introduced (see pictures).
In 1900 the word “Germany” was added to the trademark to reinforce the company’s image as an exporter.
In 1917, the Carstens Family acquired the porcelain factory and they added a crown and laurel wreath to the company’s trademark.
In 1928, the trademark was registered as Weimar Porzellan. The company was passed into public ownership in 1948.
In January 2007, Könitz Porzellan GmbH bought Weimar Porzellan
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