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Tiles
The following nine Christmas tiles have been manufactured by the Royal Delft factory “De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles” in Delft, The Netherlands.
Christmas (Kerstmis) plates were produced since 1915, except during WWII (1942-1945), but the Kerstmis “cloisonné” tiles below were only produced from 1946 thru 1954, meaning that below is the complete Christmas cloisonné series.
Each has the trademark on the back.





Ceramic Christmas card, 15 x 10,6cm, by Boch. Information on the back:
VilboCard Creation Villeroy & Boch Made in W.-Germany
A5/1 – 82 . Design: Hesler
O Tannenbaum . Xmas Tree . Mon beau sapin
Copyright by Villeroy &Boch



Ceramic Christmas card, 15 x 10,6 cm by Boch. Following text on the back:
Ceram Card Villeroy & Boch Made in W.-Germany
A 1/1-82 Design: Marek Mann
Stille Nacht-Silent Night-Douce Nuit
Copyright by Villeroy & Boch.
(Another, same design: Vilbo Card, Creation Villeroy & Boch. Used and dated 27-11-84.)
Porcelain coaster 17 x 17 cm; signed on the back "H  Made in Belgium"
Porcelain coaster 17 x 17 cm; signed on the back "H Made in Belgium"
   
       
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German Rosenthal Christmas plates
The Rosenthal Porcelain Factory was founded in Selb Bavaria, Germany, in 1879 by Phillip Rosenthal.
Weihnachten 1928
On the back is in green:
“Hüttenweihnacht”
Entwurf von Heinrich Fink.
In green the Rosenthal signature.
Diameter: 21,5 cm.
Weihnachten 1936
On the back is in green:
“Weihnachtsteller 1936.
Motiv: “Lichtbote”.
In green the Rosenthal signature.
Diameter: 21,5 cm.
Weihnachten 1937
On the back is in green:
"Weihnachten in Berchtesgaden"
Entwurf von Heinrich Fink".
In green the Rosenthal signature.
Diameter: 21,5 cm
 
   

Weihnachten 1957
On the back is in green:
“Weihachten am See”
Entwurf: Willi Hein.
In green the Rosenthal signature.
handgemalt

Diameter: 22 cm.

Weihnachten 1959
On the back is in green:
“Christmette”
Entwurf: Willi Hein
In green the Rosenthal signature.
handgemalt

Diameter: 22 cm.

   

Denmark Christmas plates - Most of these plates were gifts and therefore I keep them.

Royal Copenhagen
Royal Copenhagen, officially the Royal Porcelain Factory (Danish: Den Kongelige Porcelainsfabrik) is a manufacturer of porcelain products and was founded in Copenhagen 1 May 1775 under the protection of Queen Juliane Marie. It is recognized by its factory mark, the three wavy lines above each other, symbolizing Denmark’s three straits: Oresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt.
It was founded by a chemist, Frantz Heinrich Müller, who was given a 50-year monopoly to create porcelain.

Royal Copenhagen started production of Christmas plates in 1908. In the early years the motifs were selected from entries in a competition among the factory’s porcelain painters, so the styles varied widely. On the later plates the different motifs are inspired by the Danish countryside, history and traditions.
   
JUL 1919
On the back:
"ROYAL COPENHAGEN" in green, and blue "179" "2606"
JULE AFTEN 1979
On the back, in green & blue,
the trade mark, and the text:

JULETRÆET VÆLGES /CHOOSING THE CHRISTMAS TREE


   
Bing and Grøndahl (B&G)
Bing & Grøndahl was founded on April 15 1853 by Fredrik Vilhelm Grøndahl, who was a figurine maker for the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, and the Bing brothers, Meyer Hermann Bing and Jacob Herman Bing, who were art and book dealers. In 1895, Bing & Grøndahl created the first in their series of Christmas plates. Designed with a traditional winter scene in cobalt blue and white, the plates have been released annually for more than 100 years.
In 1987 the company merged with its primary competitor, the Royal Porcelain Factory under the name Royal Copenhagen
JULE AFTEN 1920
On the back:
"B&G KJOBENHAVN DANMARK"
in green, and blue "B.G":
JULE AFTEN 1921
On the back, in green & blue:
JULE AFTEN 1970
On the back, in green & blue:
JULE AFTEN 1973
On the back, in green & blue:

 

JULE AFTEN 1976
On the back, in green & blue:


JULE AFTEN 1977
On the back, in green & blue:

JULE AFTEN 1983
On the back, in green & blue:

 
Desiree Denmark
In 1970 the first of the Hans Christian Andersen decorative plates from The Desiree Porcelain Factory was issued in a series of hand painted Christmas Plates with motifs inspired from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales by Svend Jensen.

KLM, Royal Goedewaagen Gouda Holland
"Christmas Greetings KLM Royal Dutch Airlines",
Royal Goedewaagen Gouda-Holland
signed "v.Gool" ?


1971
Desiree Denmark Christmas plate,
based on Hans Christian Andersen's story
The Little Match Girl, design by
Mads Stage.
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Figurals

Angel with bisque head, unmarked, with Dresden wings , crépe skirt and cotton cape and muff. Back of the previous angel with bisque head.
Angel with bisque head, unmarked, with Dresden wings,
crépe skirt and cotton cape and muff; 2 others in the cotton page.


Porcelain pair of clogs, covered with silver glitter,
now turned grey

Bisque angels, 7cm, 8cm and 11cm high.
They often turn up with Christmas decorations, being rather heavy they could have been used on the large trees. Or under chandeliers ?

Bisque girl on a swing, 7cm high;
mostly used under chandeliers
I have been told

Boy & girl on a swing, 13cm high;
mostly used under chandeliers
Santa with movable eyes, when shaken they go up and down;
13cm high, marked "© PAT E.K." on the base

Santa 9,5cm high, holding a paraffine or oil lamp,
glass missing; paper label possibly "Novex"
   
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Boxed set of porcelain bells with clapper, in the form of Santa, caroller, snowman and angel. Box with attractive graphics, measuring 21 x 11,5 cm.
Probably Japanese, considering the import label "PASSED JIS S-3003 J.P.I. C." on the base;
also stamped “490 8PCS”.

Another porcelain bell with clapper,
andgel holding textile flowers
     

Two "Snowbabies by Department 56, exclusively distributed by Goebel".Not very old, but a very appreciated gift. The tallest one is ca 10,5cm high.

Many more and information on collecting to be seen on the site SnowBabySP's Place. For new ones, Department 56 is still going strong.

Label and imprint on the base.

Below three sets porcelain candle holders, forming the Dutch and French word for Christmas. They are stamped on the base "Japan" or "Made in Japan" and one comes with the original box and labels. They probably date from the late 1950s-early 1960s. Also shown under Lighting/Candle Holders.

Stone figures with pencil sharpeners, some marked "Made in China", inserted either in the base or the back;
the duck itself is marked "Hong Kong";
the Santa is pictured in the book "Christmas: 1940-1959" page 52, by Robert Brenner, describing it being made of plaster in the 1940;
on the internet an interesting pencil sharpeners collector's site: http://www.bobcantor.com/fun/favorites/collection.htm
and showing these under the Lark/Giraffe pages 1 and 2: http://www.bobcantor.com/fun/sharpeners/Lark/Lark.shtml

Porcelain girl's head.

Frl. Erna's Atelier.

in 1870 archaeological find in Thüring.

In 2004 mounted on cotton with beads as a Christmas ornament.

Signed "? Predo"

 

On the internet I have found similar ornaments, which refer to "Frl. Pernas Weihnachtshaus", no website, but located in:
Drachenfelsstraße 18,
53639 Bad Honnef,
Rhein-Sieg-Kreis - Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

   
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