- Pattern: Moss Rose (Discontinued)
- Made in Poland
- Vintage: circa 1972
- Details: This is such a pretty footed candle holder, in the very popular, very much imitated, Moss Rose pattern. It is fine porcelain and features one large pink rose alongside semi-opened rose buds. There are green stems and leaves and also some very thin sprigs of light blue flowers. The reason is called Moss Rose is the hairy or “wispy” edge on these roses had growers thinking they resembled moss. The piece has a lovely intricate gold scalloped rim. The bottom foot also has a gold rim, but it is smooth. You will notice there’s a “moat” between the candle and the outside, this is so you can fill it with water and put fresh (or faux) flowers inside for a gorgeous effect. This piece is stamped on the underside with their logo which, based on research we were able to date it 1992 based on it being blue color and having : “Chodziez Rok Zal 1852”. If you’re looking to complete your set of Moss Rose, please be very careful, this pattern was made by many manufacturers through the years like: Bavarian, Sango, Fine China of Japan, Pompadour, Royal Sealy and others. They all look similar but there are variations. If that is not important to your collection efforts then you will find an extensive selection of pieces, sizes and shapes in Moss Rose. Makes a great hostess gift, maybe with a candle and box of pretty matches. Nice romantic accent for your home.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 3.0 inches Tall, 3.5 inches Wide (at its widest point) and 3.5 inches Tall (at spout).
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Very Good Condition. There is a tiny chip on the bottom, not very noticeable from the front, we zoomed in on it in the pictures to show you, it’s really on the underside. Otherwise, there are no scratches, or crazing on this piece. 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 tear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (Continental US Only). unless otherwise noted. This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
The Moss Rose pattern was named for an heirloom variety of rose, which became popular in the Victorian era. Moss Rose was first introduced as a dinnerware/china pattern in the early 1800’s. Believed to have originated in England the pattern became very popular, and because of its popularity, the pattern has been produced/copied by several companies (some listed above in the “Details”). Some of the most productive manufacturers were in England, France and Japan. The popularity of this pattern declined in the early 1900’s but became popular again in post-war Japan as a popular American import up to the 1960’s.
Chodziez has a very long history with many so many turn-overs, splits and starts that it was hard to follow the history. Here is what we gathered. The Chodziez porcelain factory was founded in 1896 by Hermann Hein, who happened to be a former owner of the original Chodziez factory that made faience (tin-glazed earthenware) starting in 1852 but that factory went bankrupt. Hermann ran the company until 1888 under the name, H.M. & Co., Schloß Chodziesen. Annaburger Steingutfabrik AG Annaburg, Abt. Kolmar continued production until 1921 when Polish goldsmith Stanisław Mańczak bought it. Then in 1926 the Porcelain Factory in Ćmielów became the new owner of Chodzież’ factory and joined the two companies into one. In the second half of 1930’s the factory was owned by Czesław Szrama and Wincenty Kapczyński. After WWII, under German state ownership, the Germans unified the two factories, porcelain and faience facilities. In the period between 1945 and 1950, Polish authorities named it “Porcelit, Fabryka Porcelitu”. But again, the two factories were separated in 1950. In 1973 it was incorporated with other Polish ceramic producers into a newly created corporation. In 1992 Porcelana ‘CHODZIEŻ’ S.A. was created as property of The State Treasury. In 1998 the shares of the Company were bought by the VII NFI ‘Kazimierz Wielki’. Then in the year 2000 the factories were split again and Porcelana CHODZIEŻ S.A. has been part of the group of factories owned by Mr Marian Kwiecień ever since.