PM&M / Germany / Bavaria :

Erbendorf

[1] : Porzellanfabrik Erbendorf G.m.b.H. (1923 until 1940)

The original Erbendorf factory was founded by Hans Schrembs and concentrated on normal household items and a small number of coffee and tea sets. Even if the factory itself was well-equipped Schrembs could not really use its full capacity, mostly because he was missing the required experts for the job. Knowing that the war effort would most probably claim all of his skilled workers he in 1940 decided that it would be better to sell the complete factory, instantly rousing the interest of the ⇒Seltmann company which had been looking for an additional factory.

[2] : Porzellanfabrik Christian Seltmann G.m.b.H. (1940 until ...)

As finding a fair agreement as quickly as possible was what both sides wanted the factory already changed owners the same year. Under Seltmann, the factory produced household items and sets, many of which were independent lines only produced in Erbendorf.

Comment(s)

The often found mark additions in form of dots and digits represent internal production codes and are irrelevant nowadays even if a few specific combinations indeed point towards certain production years. It sould be mentioned that the whole coding system used by Seltmann changed over the years and is (in parts) undocumented, meaning that people would all too easily jump to incorrect conclusions as was (and still is) the case even with relatively fully documented coding keys like those of Rosenthal, thus I follow most publications and simply leave the codes undocumented.

Marks

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Used between 1923 and 1940.
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Used between 1940 and around 1954, crowned 'ERBENDORF' above 'BAVARIA'.
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Used between 1940 and around 1954, here a version used on the 'CHINA BLAU' series.
(Picture by Joel Levin)
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Used between 1949 and 1954, here on an item from the 'MARIE LUISE' series.
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Used between 1949 and 1954, here with additional 'WESTERN GERMANY' from around 1951.
(Picture by Gary Belcher)
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Used between 1954 and 1974, the later version used on the 'CHINA BLAU' series.
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Used between 1954 and 1990, mark example without a series name.
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Used between 1954 and 1990, mark example on an item from the 'INKA' series.
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Used between 1954 and around 1975.
(Picture by Everd Broekstra)
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Used between 1954 and 1990, here on an item from the 'BAROCK' series.

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