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|The Kaiser Porcelain Company is a German porcelain manufacturer known for its range of figurines.
Brief history and description
The Kaiser Porcelain company was founded in 1872 by August Alboth in Coburg, Germany; although his descendants, Willi Alboth and Georg Kaiser, took over the company in 1928.
Since then, the company has produced numerous porcelain items as well as a series of high-quality Rococo-style lace figurines, all of which feature unique and elaborate designs due to the fact that the items are shaped and decorated by hand.
During the 1970s the company produced a series of figurines based on the designs of Giuseppe Cappé and Karl Tutter, as well as tableware designs based on the work of K. Nossek. Some of the many popular and collectible Kaiser Porcelain items include ballerina figurines, pixie figurines, animal figurines (such as horses, eagles and ducks) and much more.
Guide for collectors
The Kaiser Porcelain bald eagle figurine (which was produced for America's 200th anniversary and designed by the famous Italian sculptor Professor Guiseppe Tagliariol) is considered to be rare and valuable as only 200 pieces were manufactured. The first finished item was presented to U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1982, and the 47th finished item was presented to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984.
Restoration of a Kaiser Porcelain item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Kaiser Porcelain item may decrease its value.
For more information regarding Kaiser Porcelain, visit Kaiser Porcelain's official website or Porcelain Marks & More.
William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania sold a Kaiser Porcelain item featuring a group of leaping dolphins on a fitted wooden base (9" x 21.75") for $700 in February of 2006, and Affiliated Auctions in Tallahassee, Florida sold another Kaiser Porcelain figurine featuring leaping dolphins for $275 in July of 2009.
DuMouchelles in Detroit, Michigan sold a white Kaiser Porcelain stallion (13" x 11") for $350 in November of 2005.
Auctions Neapolitan in Naples, Florida sold a Kaiser Porcelain female pixie figurine for $125 in August of 2006, and another Kaiser Porcelain female pixie figurine for $125 in July of 2006.
Cedarburg Auction & Estate Sales LLC in Thiensville, Wisconsin, sold a Kaiser Porcelain item featuring a mother and child for $35 in November of 2011, and Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry in Fort Myers, Florida sold another mother and child Kaiser Porcelain item for $50 in December of 2011.
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