Porzellanmanufaktur Neundorf (formerly also known as Neundorf Zierporzellan) was a brand mainly distributed by the Antik 2000 G.m.b.H. company from the Bavarian town of Waging am See. That company owned four (as they named them) "factory outlet stores", which sounded great, but they never actually produced anything and most items sold there were cheap Asian imports. Similar items (actually the same, only with differently customized marks) can also be found elsewhere, for example on the website of the Neundorf counterparts in Belgium and the Netherlands. Just like those, the company behind the Neundorf name started off with porcelain items and later expanded their range to reproduced oil paintings and other decorations, next to a wide range of small furniture pieces.
Around August 2011 I heard a rumor which was soon confirmed: the business behind all this must have discussed reclining sales and constantly increasing prices of their Asian suppliers. The last time I checked (mid-January 2012), the website stated that they were not ordering items any more due to the increased prices and were now merely selling off existing stock. At the same time the website stated that the outlet store in Gelsenkirchen was supposed to close "in 2013" (was still active in November 2013).
(Picture by Rafal C.)
© 2004-2022 C.S.Marshall, all rights reserved