Conta & Boehme

Conta & Boehme

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 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 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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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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Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
Conta Boehme Book Fairing Match Strikes MORE
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Pr Antique 19thC Petite Porcelain Spill Vases PEACOCKS  CONTA  BOEHME Germany
Pr Antique 19thC Petite Porcelain Spill Vases PEACOCKS CONTA BOEHME Germany
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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 Early Conta  Boehme Porcelain Bisque Mother Children  Pets Inkwell
Antique Early Conta Boehme Porcelain Bisque Mother Children Pets Inkwell
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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 FIGURAL TRINKET BOX INKWELL CONTA BOEHME MOTHER CHILDREN
ANTIQUE FIGURAL TRINKET BOX INKWELL CONTA BOEHME MOTHER CHILDREN
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Large Porcelain Figural Inkwell Conta  Boehme Victorian Ladies
Large Porcelain Figural Inkwell Conta Boehme Victorian Ladies
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Antique Conta Boehme 3618 Porcelain Trinket Box Girls with muffs
Antique Conta Boehme 3618 Porcelain Trinket Box Girls with muffs
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Antique Conta Boehme FAIRING Mantelpiece Fireplace 2909 Trinket Box Book Pc
Antique Conta Boehme FAIRING Mantelpiece Fireplace 2909 Trinket Box Book Pc
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 Figural Conta  Boehme Porcelain Trinket Box
Antique Figural Conta Boehme Porcelain Trinket Box
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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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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 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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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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Lot of 2 BEAUTIFUL Large Antique Conta Boehme Bisque Piano Babies Curly Blonde
Lot of 2 BEAUTIFUL Large Antique Conta Boehme Bisque Piano Babies Curly Blonde
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ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TOBACCO HUMIDOR WOMAN  VANITY
ANTIQUE CONTA BOEHME FIGURAL TOBACCO HUMIDOR WOMAN VANITY
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1890s Vintage Antique Bisque Boy in Barrel Figurine by Conta Boehme
1890s Vintage Antique Bisque Boy in Barrel Figurine by Conta Boehme
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Conta  Boehme Germany Victorian Fairing or Trinket Box W Colonial Couple
Conta Boehme Germany Victorian Fairing or Trinket Box W Colonial Couple
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Conta  Boehme Germany Victorian Fairing or Trinket Box W Train Engine
Conta Boehme Germany Victorian Fairing or Trinket Box W Train Engine
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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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SUPER SALE Antique Conta Boehme Porcelain Letter Holder Cherub 19th Ctry Germany
SUPER SALE Antique Conta Boehme Porcelain Letter Holder Cherub 19th Ctry Germany
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Antique Conta Boehme Figure Figurine Match Holder Safe Porcelain German Fairing
Antique Conta Boehme Figure Figurine Match Holder Safe Porcelain German Fairing
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ANTIQUE PORCELAIN INKWELL FIGURAL PIANO LESSON BISQUE 19th SUPERB CONTA
ANTIQUE PORCELAIN INKWELL FIGURAL PIANO LESSON BISQUE 19th SUPERB CONTA
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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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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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