Conta & Boehme

Conta & Boehme

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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Pair Porcelain Figural Candlesticks Possneck Conta  Boehm Antique German 1850s
Pair Porcelain Figural Candlesticks Possneck Conta Boehm Antique German 1850s
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ANTIQUE GERMAN CONTABOEHME FIGURAL INKWELL W VICTORIAN LADES AND BOY 1800S
ANTIQUE GERMAN CONTABOEHME FIGURAL INKWELL W VICTORIAN LADES AND BOY 1800S
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Antique Conta  Boehme Trinket Box Baby Angel in Egg On Dresser
Antique Conta Boehme Trinket Box Baby Angel in Egg On Dresser
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Antique 19c German Conta  Boehme Little Girl Vanity Fairing Trinket Box
Antique 19c German Conta Boehme Little Girl Vanity Fairing Trinket Box
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Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
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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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1870s Conta  Boehme UNUSUAL Large FIGURAL INKWELL titled INTERESTING NEWS
1870s Conta Boehme UNUSUAL Large FIGURAL INKWELL titled INTERESTING NEWS
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Conta  Boehme Large Little Girl holding two Baskets Figurine
Conta Boehme Large Little Girl holding two Baskets Figurine
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Conta Boehme mother  daughter in the looking glass rare inkwell
Conta Boehme mother daughter in the looking glass rare inkwell
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Antique Bisque Nodders Conta  Boehme Card Players
Antique Bisque Nodders Conta Boehme Card Players
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Antique German CONTA BOEHM Pindish LOVELY DETAIL RARE SUBJECT
Antique German CONTA BOEHM Pindish LOVELY DETAIL RARE SUBJECT
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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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German Porcelain Catalog Conta Boehme c1912
German Porcelain Catalog Conta Boehme c1912
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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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Vintage German Conta  Boehme Porcelain Fairing 3 oclock in Morning Figurine
Vintage German Conta Boehme Porcelain Fairing 3 oclock in Morning Figurine
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Antique German Bisque Baby Basket Trinket Box CONTA BOEHME Cabin Baggage
Antique German Bisque Baby Basket Trinket Box CONTA BOEHME Cabin Baggage
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Antique Early 19th C Porcelain Conta Boehme Covered Inkwell Set Dog Cart
Antique Early 19th C Porcelain Conta Boehme Covered Inkwell Set Dog Cart
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1850 1899 Bisque Conta Boehme Heubach German butterfly piano baby figurine 11
1850 1899 Bisque Conta Boehme Heubach German butterfly piano baby figurine 11
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Antique 1880s Fairing Bedtime Figurine Germany Conta Boehme Risque Victorian Bed
Antique 1880s Fairing Bedtime Figurine Germany Conta Boehme Risque Victorian Bed
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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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Antique Conta  Boehme Match Striker Holder Fairing Barnyard Rooster  Dog
Antique Conta Boehme Match Striker Holder Fairing Barnyard Rooster Dog
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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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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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Conta Boehme Victorian Figural Porcelain Ink Well with Face Pots
Conta Boehme Victorian Figural Porcelain Ink Well with Face Pots
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Antique Figural Conta  Boehme Porcelain Trinket Box
Antique Figural Conta Boehme Porcelain Trinket Box
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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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Antique Victorian FAIRING FIGURINE RETURNING AT ONE German Conta
Antique Victorian FAIRING FIGURINE RETURNING AT ONE German Conta
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Late 18th C German Porcelain Conta Boehme Coupe Playing Chess Inkwell
Late 18th C German Porcelain Conta Boehme Coupe Playing Chess Inkwell
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Antique CONTA  BOEHME Fairing Match Holder Striker Girl w Shovel
Antique CONTA BOEHME Fairing Match Holder Striker Girl w Shovel
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CONTA  Boehme Possneck German Bisque Figural Vase
CONTA Boehme Possneck German Bisque Figural Vase
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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  Boehme Antique German Nodders bisque porcelain figures Figure Figurine
Conta Boehme Antique German Nodders bisque porcelain figures Figure Figurine
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Antique OLD German Conta  Boehme china shoeshine boy fairing figurine 1900 MARK
Antique OLD German Conta Boehme china shoeshine boy fairing figurine 1900 MARK
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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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