Conta & Boehme

Conta & Boehme

ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TRINKET BOX GIRL READING
ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TRINKET BOX GIRL READING
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ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE FAIRING TRINKET BOX CONTA  BOEHM WITH VIOLETS
ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE FAIRING TRINKET BOX CONTA BOEHM WITH VIOLETS
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ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE CONTA BOEHME TRINKET BOX CHEST
ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE CONTA BOEHME TRINKET BOX CHEST
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Antique Conta Boehme Spill Vase Boy  Girl Children 8504 Porcelain Figurine
Antique Conta Boehme Spill Vase Boy Girl Children 8504 Porcelain Figurine
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ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE FAIRING TRINKET BOX CONTA  BOEHME GIRL SLEEPING
ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE FAIRING TRINKET BOX CONTA BOEHME GIRL SLEEPING
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ANTIQUE LARGE STAFFORDSHIRE FAIRING TRINKET BOX BABY IN A BASKET CONTA BOEHME
ANTIQUE LARGE STAFFORDSHIRE FAIRING TRINKET BOX BABY IN A BASKET CONTA BOEHME
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ANTIQUE VICTORIAN DOG BOY CART TOBACCO JAR FIGURINE PORCELAIN CONTA
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN DOG BOY CART TOBACCO JAR FIGURINE PORCELAIN CONTA
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ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TRINKET BOX MARKED 3594 104 GIRL BOOK
ANTIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TRINKET BOX MARKED 3594 104 GIRL BOOK
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English Victorian China FAIRING FIGURINE ATTACK by German Conta
English Victorian China FAIRING FIGURINE ATTACK by German Conta
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English Victorian China FAIRING FIGURINE RETURNING AT ONE German Conta
English Victorian China FAIRING FIGURINE RETURNING AT ONE German Conta
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German Porcelain Catalog Conta Boehme c1912
German Porcelain Catalog Conta Boehme c1912
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Conta and Boehme Porcelain Fairing Figurine 19th C The Last To Bed Antique
Conta and Boehme Porcelain Fairing Figurine 19th C The Last To Bed Antique
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1930s Conta  Boehme Large German Porcelain Pug Dog Figurine Hand Painted NR
1930s Conta Boehme Large German Porcelain Pug Dog Figurine Hand Painted NR
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ANTIQUE FIGURAL TRINKET BOX INKWELL CONTA BOEHME MOTHER CHILDREN
ANTIQUE FIGURAL TRINKET BOX INKWELL CONTA BOEHME MOTHER CHILDREN
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Antique Conta Boehme 3618 Three Girls Porcelain Trinket Box
Antique Conta Boehme 3618 Three Girls Porcelain Trinket Box
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Antique Porcelain Children Figurine Conta Boehme Match Striker Papas New Hat
Antique Porcelain Children Figurine Conta Boehme Match Striker Papas New Hat
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ANTIQUE GERMAN CONTA  BOEHME PORCELAIN FAIRING TRINKET BOX BOY DOG TOYS
ANTIQUE GERMAN CONTA BOEHME PORCELAIN FAIRING TRINKET BOX BOY DOG TOYS
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Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
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Antique Conta  Boehme Porcelain Fairing The Last In Bed To Put Out the Light
Antique Conta Boehme Porcelain Fairing The Last In Bed To Put Out the Light
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two 19thC hard paste porcelain figurines hunting men Conta Boehme Germany
two 19thC hard paste porcelain figurines hunting men Conta Boehme Germany
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PAIR ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME HP FIGURAL CHILDREN IN GARDEN MATCHSTRIKES
PAIR ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME HP FIGURAL CHILDREN IN GARDEN MATCHSTRIKES
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Conta Boehme Staffordshire Large Porcelain Trinket Fairing Box Baby Basket
Conta Boehme Staffordshire Large Porcelain Trinket Fairing Box Baby Basket
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Poessneck Pneck Conta  Boehme DRESDEN BISQUE FIGURINE OF A JESTER ca 1880
Poessneck Pneck Conta Boehme DRESDEN BISQUE FIGURINE OF A JESTER ca 1880
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Conta  Boehme antique bisque porcelain figurine boy in barrel Germany 1880s
Conta Boehme antique bisque porcelain figurine boy in barrel Germany 1880s
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Conta Boehme Porcelain Drummer Soldier Lady Tobacco Humidor Biscuit Jar
Conta Boehme Porcelain Drummer Soldier Lady Tobacco Humidor Biscuit Jar
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RARE VICTORIAN PORCELAIN FAIRING PAIR CONTA BOEHME GERMANY C 1888 SIGNED LOOK
RARE VICTORIAN PORCELAIN FAIRING PAIR CONTA BOEHME GERMANY C 1888 SIGNED LOOK
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antique 19c Cherub Angel Cupid Figurine BOX Putti Germany CONTA BOEHME vtg pink
antique 19c Cherub Angel Cupid Figurine BOX Putti Germany CONTA BOEHME vtg pink
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Conta  Boehme Germany 2 Little Girls W Bonnets Bureau Dresser Trinket Box
Conta Boehme Germany 2 Little Girls W Bonnets Bureau Dresser Trinket Box
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Conta  Boehme Germany Girl Reading W Pipe Bureau Dresser Trinket Box
Conta Boehme Germany Girl Reading W Pipe Bureau Dresser Trinket Box
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Antique Conta  Boehme Fairing Figural Vase in wonderful condition
Antique Conta Boehme Fairing Figural Vase in wonderful condition
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Antique Conta  Boehme Fairing Figural Vase in wonderful condition
Antique Conta Boehme Fairing Figural Vase in wonderful condition
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Unusual Antique Conta  Boehme NODDER Court Figures German Bisque Figurine
Unusual Antique Conta Boehme NODDER Court Figures German Bisque Figurine
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Conta Boehme Porcelain Fairing Trinket Box with Mirror Girl Washing Clothes
Conta Boehme Porcelain Fairing Trinket Box with Mirror Girl Washing Clothes
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Antique Conta  Boehme German figurine candle holder fairing 19th
Antique Conta Boehme German figurine candle holder fairing 19th
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A CERAMIC PORCELAIN FIGURINE by CONTA  BOEHME Germany 19th Cent Excellent Cond
A CERAMIC PORCELAIN FIGURINE by CONTA BOEHME Germany 19th Cent Excellent Cond
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Antique CONTA  BOEHME PORCELAIN FAIRING TRINKET BOX WITH MIRROR Boy  His Dog
Antique CONTA BOEHME PORCELAIN FAIRING TRINKET BOX WITH MIRROR Boy His Dog
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Cute German Conta and Boehme Porcelain Fairing Figurine 19th C Original Antique
Cute German Conta and Boehme Porcelain Fairing Figurine 19th C Original Antique
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Antique German Gentlemans VALET Figurine Conta Boehme
Antique German Gentlemans VALET Figurine Conta Boehme
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Antique German MAID Figurine Conta Boehme
Antique German MAID Figurine Conta Boehme
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ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TOBACCO HUMIDOR WOMAN  VANITY
ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TOBACCO HUMIDOR WOMAN VANITY
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English 19th C Fairing VICTORIAN Put Out the Light FIGURINE Conta
English 19th C Fairing VICTORIAN Put Out the Light FIGURINE Conta
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RARE  MINT Large 11 Antique Conta Boehme German Bisque Piano Baby Girl w fruit
RARE MINT Large 11 Antique Conta Boehme German Bisque Piano Baby Girl w fruit
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LG ANTIQUE 1890 GERMAN CONTA BOEHME BISQUE PIANO BABY VICTORIAN FIGURINE DOLL
LG ANTIQUE 1890 GERMAN CONTA BOEHME BISQUE PIANO BABY VICTORIAN FIGURINE DOLL
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LG ANTIQUE GERMAN CONTA  BOEHME PIANO BABY FIGURINE DOLL 1890 VICTORIAN AS IS
LG ANTIQUE GERMAN CONTA BOEHME PIANO BABY FIGURINE DOLL 1890 VICTORIAN AS IS
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Antique Conta Boehme German Bisque Piano Baby Girl With Rattle
Antique Conta Boehme German Bisque Piano Baby Girl With Rattle
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Antique Conta  Boehme Tobacco Jar Barrel Box w Clown
Antique Conta Boehme Tobacco Jar Barrel Box w Clown
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Conta and Boehme candle holder
Conta and Boehme candle holder
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Victorian china fairings are small porcelain figurines ranging from about three inches (7.5 cm) to about five inches (12.5 cm) in height, and depict a variety of scenes, humorous, political or domestic. The figurine almost always incorporates a base and many fairings have a caption describing the scene or making some point inscribed on that base.

Most fairings were manufactured in Germany by Conta and Boehme. This company developed a mass production method that no other company could match, thereby achieving an advantage over other firms.

Dating Conta & Boehme Fairings:

  • Earlier Fairings sometimes had the 4 digit numbers incised on the base, these will usually be found without Conta & Boehme's shield mark. The shield/dagger mark was not used before 1850.
  • Fairings from 1850-1860 were generally larger than those that followed.
  • From the 1890s the shield mark may be printed or the "Made in Germany" mark could be present, but just to confuse you even further, no 4 digit impressed or incised numbers may be present. It is generally assumed that these are fakes but according to my research this is not necessarily the case.
  • circa 1890 the shield was printed on base.
  • after 1890 the colours of Conta & Boehme Fairings became brighter and much more colourful.
  • 1891 made in Germany' was used as all ceramics had to indicate country of manufacture
  • 1914 fairings not being made
  • A bicycle indicates that a piece is later than 1867. Some fairings have themes based on popular music or prints, these may be dated easily.

Information on Conta & Boehme Fairings courtesy of Wikipedia.

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