Conta & Boehme

Conta & Boehme

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 Trinket Box Baby Angel in Egg On Dresser Staffordshire or Conta Boehme
Antique Trinket Box Baby Angel in Egg On Dresser Staffordshire or 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 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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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 19th Century CONTA BOEHME ENGAGING COUPLE PORCELAIN FIGURAL INKWELL
antique 19th Century CONTA BOEHME ENGAGING COUPLE PORCELAIN FIGURAL INKWELL
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Antique Conta Boehme Victorian Trinket Box Fairing Girl on Fireplace Mantel
Antique Conta Boehme Victorian Trinket Box Fairing Girl on Fireplace Mantel
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conta boehme  Punch and Judy Candle Holder
conta boehme Punch and Judy Candle Holder
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German Antique Post 1850 Conta Boehme Piano Baby Bisque Figurine Figure Dresden
German Antique Post 1850 Conta Boehme Piano Baby Bisque Figurine Figure Dresden
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German Porcelain Catalog Conta Boehme c1912
German Porcelain Catalog Conta Boehme c1912
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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 ceramic  porcelain Conta Boehme German butterfly piano baby figurine
1850 1899 ceramic porcelain Conta Boehme German butterfly piano baby figurine
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Conta Boehme Porcelain Match Holder Child With Puppy Dog
Conta Boehme Porcelain Match Holder Child With Puppy Dog
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Porcelain match holder strike Conta Boehme Germany child crying antique fairing
Porcelain match holder strike Conta Boehme Germany child crying antique fairing
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Victorian match holder safe striker Conta Boehme Germany girl with basket
Victorian match holder safe striker Conta Boehme Germany girl with basket
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Victorian match holder safe striker Conta Boehme Germany girl umbrella book
Victorian match holder safe striker Conta Boehme Germany girl umbrella book
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match holder safe striker Conta Boehme Germany girl umbrella TLC needed
match holder safe striker Conta Boehme Germany girl umbrella TLC needed
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Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe children at a well heavy piece TLC
Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe children at a well heavy piece TLC
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Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe boy selling matches sir
Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe boy selling matches sir
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Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe girl washing clothes
Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe girl washing clothes
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Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe PAIR geese goose girl boy RARE
Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe PAIR geese goose girl boy RARE
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Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe Girl in seashell TLC
Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe Girl in seashell TLC
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Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe Woman and her lamb sheep
Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe Woman and her lamb sheep
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Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe Woman and her lamb sheep broke
Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe Woman and her lamb sheep broke
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Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe bisque girl in pink RARE
Victorian Conta Boehme Match holder striker safe bisque girl in pink RARE
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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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Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
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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 Bisque Nodders Conta  Boehme Card Players
Antique Bisque Nodders Conta Boehme Card Players
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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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Rare Antique 19th century German Conta Boehme porcelain inkwell ap21cm
Rare Antique 19th century German Conta Boehme porcelain inkwell ap21cm
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Rare Antique 19th c German Conta Boehme Porcelain Covered Inkwell Card Players
Rare Antique 19th c German Conta Boehme Porcelain Covered Inkwell Card Players
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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 Victorian China FAIRING FIGURINE RETURNING AT ONE German Conta
English Victorian China FAIRING FIGURINE RETURNING AT ONE German Conta
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Antique German Fairing Figurine Conta Boehme What is Home Without Mother In Law
Antique German Fairing Figurine Conta Boehme What is Home Without Mother In Law
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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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Antique Conta Boehme Porcelain Clay Letter Holder Cherub 19th Centry Germany
Antique Conta Boehme Porcelain Clay Letter Holder Cherub 19th Centry Germany
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Antique 1860 1880 German Conta and Boehme Fairing Box Children Playing on Sofa
Antique 1860 1880 German Conta and Boehme Fairing Box Children Playing on Sofa
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Conta  Boehme Girl with Flower Basket Figurine Match Holder
Conta Boehme Girl with Flower Basket Figurine Match Holder
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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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4200 Conta Boehme Boy Watering Can Match Striker Fairing Ornament Figurine 1890
4200 Conta Boehme Boy Watering Can Match Striker Fairing Ornament Figurine 1890
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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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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 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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