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Johann Seltmann

Creamer, Bavaria Johann Seltmann Vohenstrauß, Germany, Vintage

Creamer, Bavaria Johann Seltmann Vohenstrauß, Germany, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Unknown
  • Made in: Germany
  • Vintage: 1949 - 1955
  • Details:  A gorgeous porcelain creamer that's sure to add beauty to your table or creamer collection.  It has a large fiery red, almost orange, flower with a light yellow center and smaller gray and red flowers and buds, all surrounded by light gray and brown leaves.  A smaller version of this pattern is on the other side of the creamer with a tiny bud in the front of the bowl.  It has a beautifully scrolled top border as well as the foot, all rimmed in gold.  The colors are bright and cheerful.  The handle is also beautifully scrolled and decorated with gold accents.  For being such an old piece, is is in Excellent condition!
  • Materials:  Porcelain
  • Dimension:  3.25 inches Tall, 4.75 inches Wide (including the handle).  The top opening is approx. 2.5 inches in Diameter and the foot is approx. 2 inches in Diameter.
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are no cracks, scratches or chips on this piece except as acceptable for age/use/wear.  The gold is in excellent condition as well.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear  and imperfections.    
Johann Seltmann was born in 1856 in the town of Schlottenhof, Germany. In 1901 Johann along with his youngest brother, Christian Wilhelm Seltmann, (who already had been working in a porcelain factory) decided to open their own business.  Business was going well but in 1909 Johann and Christian had different ideas on how the company should move forward which resulted in various disagreements and eventually Christian formed his own factory, "Porzellanfabrik Christian Seltmann G.m.b.H.",  (G.m.b.H=   Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung which translates to "company with limited liability") in the city of Weiden in 1910.  Johann Seltmann continued with his factory but died in 1921 at the age of 65 leaving the business to his sons, Robert and Christian.  They expanded the business and continued to thrive.  During WWII the factory sustained damage and had to close for repairs but they re-opened and continued to expand with modern equipment.  Robert Seltmann died in 1956.  In the early 1970's German businesses started to decline and there was competition, cheaper goods from other countries, the board decided to take on partners.  They changed the company structure and name to "Porzellanfabrik Johann Seltmann G.m.b.H., Vohenstrauß".  By the middle of the 1980's business was very bad, in part due to the German reunification, and they faced even stronger competition from East German companies.  Still facing loses, in 1993 the three medium-sized West German manufacturing companies Schirnding A.G. (Schirnding), J. Kronester G.m.b.H. (Schwarzenbach) and Johann Seltmann G.m.b.H. (Vohenstrauß) merged under the name "SKV-Porzellan-Union G.m.b.H." to increase their chances of survival. Spin-offs from this union continued for a time but the Johann Seltmann name was never used again.  Not long after, on October 27th 1995, the SKV-Porzellan-Union G.m.b.H. declared the closure of the facility for economic reasons.

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