Vintage Samson Polychrome Porcelain Ginger Jars
Edme Samson & Cie was a company famous for making excellent forgeries of Meissen and Chinese export porcelains throughout the 19th century. Until it closed in the latter part of the 20th century the company had over time basically copied styles of decoration from all the major factories of Europe. Today collectors appreciate and seek high quality antique Samson & Cie items. So, now it is the copyist that is being copied!
Some items made at the Samson works were unmarked, but most were marked and they applied a variety of marks to the items they made. While often both items and the Samson marks on them were similar to real counterparts, the company made no attempt to hide the fact theirs were copies.
The number in the United Wilson crowned mark on the base of these jars suggests a year date of '1897.' Unfortunately, some might buy them for that reason, thinking the number is their year of manufacture. But '1897' does not refer to the year these items were made, they are modern.
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Measures 5 3/4 inches tall by 4 inches in diameter.
Item ID: 2007RP000420
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