PM&M / Germany / Bavaria :

Marktleuthen

[1] : Porzellanfabrik Drechsel & Strobel (1897 until 1903)

Only little information has been found so far. The factory was founded in 1897 and was taken over in 1903 and had mainly concentrated on items like giftware and shaving mugs but also produced small numbers of sets including moustache cups.

[2] : Porzellanfabrik Heinrich Winterling G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. (1903 until ...)

Heinrich Winterling born in Rehau (Bavaria) is from the same family as the founders of the ⇒Gebrüder Winterling O.H.G. in Röslau (Bavaria). Even if the marks used by the Heinrich Winterling G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. and the Gebrüder Winterling O.H.G. are very similar sometimes (especially after 1950), these are two independent companies. Specialized very early on coffee and tea sets, giftware, complete dinner sets and had 250 employees in 1913, 400 in 1930 and 600 in 1937.

Next to nothing is known about this company; they were trying to set up a complete history at the time I contacted them in 2005 and I was told that many documents had been lost in a fire that destroyed the archive. Latest news from May 15th 2009 stated that it was planned to dismiss all 145 workers and close the factory in Summer 2010 as there was no future for a midrange manufacturer like Winterling in the market, however the company and website already went down in January 2010.

Marks

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Used between 1898 and 1903, registered at the ⇒R.W.Z.R. under №·34·281 on November 21st 1898.
(Picture: Rachel, Pam & Bruce)
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Used between 1900 and 1903, ⇒R.W.Z.R. №·45·675 from August 1900, 'WITTELSBACH CHINA D&S BAVARIA'.
(Picture: Rachel, Pam & Bruce)
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Used between 1900 and 1903, example of the previous mark 'WITTELSBACH CHINA D&S BAVARIA'.
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Claimed to have been used between 1900 and 1910, an elaborate crown with crossed 'swords'.
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Another example of the previous mark, this time in blue.
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Used between 1903 and 1945, crowned 'W' and wreath.
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Used between 1903 and 1945, blue version.
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Used between 1903 and 1945, green version.
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Used between 1903 and 1945, pattern name 'JUBILÄUM' over 'BAVARIA'.
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Example of a mark often claimed to be a Winterling Marktleuthen mark (which it is not, according to company information).
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Used between 1903 and 1945.
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Used from 1934 onwards, crown with crossed 'swords'.
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Used from 1934 onwards, crown with crossed 'swords'.
(Picture by Ronald Rogoll)
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Used from 1934 onwards, the 'LORE' trademark.
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Used from 1934 onwards, crown with crossed 'swords' above the 'LORE' trademark.
(Picture by Monika Birkl)
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Used from 1934 onwards, special marking on the 'CHINA BLAU' series.
(Picture by Daphne Wilding)
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Also used from 1934 onwards.
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Also used from 1934 onwards, here an example over a number '9'.
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Mark with 'IVORY BODY' addition.
(Hein & Mathilde Sieben)
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Also used from 1934, here with the addition 'BAVARIA'.
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Used between 1939 and 1945, general military and government use from 1941.
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Used between 1939 and 1945, here with Luftwaffe mark addition from 1942.
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Used after 1950, green version.
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Used after 1950, black version.
(Picture by Jacqueline Kacprzak)
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Used after 1950, 'ROYAL' brand 'FINE CHINA'.
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Used sometime around 1970, modern mark.
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No date known, modern mark including 'dishwasher proof'.
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Used between 2005 and 2009, last mark used.

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