Royal Dux figurine porcelain
Over 1 200 original Royal Dux figurine porcelain items on-line: Well known Bohemia Rococo and other human figures, figures of animals and many decorative items - clocks, bowls, vases, candlesticks etc...
Royal Dux figurine is available in the following executions:
Isis, Saxe, Pastel, Luxor, Bronze, White and Black porcelain.
Royal Dux Porcelain Figurines - description of decors:
010 - Biskvit: A non-glazed body, white after firing, mat, sometimes gilded
060 - White + print + platinum: White glazed articles, decorated with print and platinum
200 - Pastel: The decoration is made on over-fired bodies in the same way as the Luxor decoration. The decorated articles are not glazed and decorated after the firing. This technique is mostly used for animal motifs; the human motifs are used very rarely.
210 - Luxor: Under-glaze decoration, which is mostly used for decoration of animal motifs. The decoration is made as coats of salts of colouring oxides using brushes or spraying of under-glaze colours and subsequent drawing. The human motifs are mostly made as drawings using brushes and salts of colouring oxides and under-glaze colours, which are completed with on-glaze colours and sometimes with gold.
250 - Saxe: These articles belong to a group of on-glaze decoration. The articles are decorated with on-glaze colours using brushes. They shine thanks to bright colours and flower patterns combined with gold. This decoration is used for human motifs.
260 - Isis: On-glaze decoration - the article is decorated with cobalt glaze. In addition to rich gilding, the on-glaze colours are used for drawing and other supplements with human motifs. Decorative articles can be completed with one-colour and fancy flower motifs
310 - Purple: On-glaze decoration, which is made as sprayed purple on-glaze colours containing gold. It is mostly used for decoration with human motifs and on articles of decoration chinaware, completed with one-colour or fancy flower motifs.
350 - Stock black: On-glaze decoration - it is used on glazed articles using spraying of the whole surface with black, brown, grey or white colours. This kind of decoration is mostly used with smooth stylised kapes.
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Glimpse of History - Royal Dux figurine Porcelain
In 1992, the name of the manufactory of Duchcov was changed to Porcelain Manufactory Royal Dux Bohemia a.s., and became an independent joint stock company again till the year 1997, when it became a member of the Czech Porcelain Group - Czech Republic
For more than one thousand years China managed to keep the secret of porcelain for itself. It was only in the year 1709 that Johann Friedrich Böttger succeeded after many years of investigation and attempts to make this art accessible in all Europe . This important invention soon started to spread. In 1710 the manufactory in Meißen was founded, as soon as 1718 Vienna learned the secret of porcelain production. From Vienna this knowledge started to spread all over Europe: in 1720 it came to Venice , in 1750 to Höchst, in 1751 to Strasbourg , in 1753 to Berlin.
In the nineties of the 18th century, the first Czech porcelain was produced in the region around the town Karlovy Vary ( Carlsbad ) where rich deposits of kaolin could be found, and soon after the porcelain production started to develop rapidly.
The production of ceramics developed rapidly in the region of Teplice . In the sixties of the 19th century there existed only three Czech porcelain factories, whereas ten years later there were eight of them, in the eighties twelve, at the end of the century twenty and in the year 1905 there were nearly thirty factories in the region.
Among the first ones the Royal Dux porcelain manufactory in Duchcov ( Dux ) was founded in the year 1853. After the first timid attempts with producing utility ceramics goods from of raw materials mined in the closest surroundings, the factory was bought by the experienced model-drawer Eduard Eichler and turned into the firm E. Eichler Thonwaren-Fabrik. The manufactory experienced a period of prosperity and the goods produced here were mainly from terracotta, faience and majolica in the genre of Copenhagen, Worcester and Sevres. In 1878 the Eichler firm was awarded Silver Medal at the exhibition in Paris.
The manufactory started to produce, apart from the traditional products, also porcelain. Since 1900 it has been using its traditional trade mark made from rose: Colored material in the form of a triangle with the inscription ROYAL DUX BOHEMIA porcelain and an acorn. This trade mark is still used up to this day.
In the Vienna Secession period the manufactory achieved most remarkable successes thanks to its model-designer Alois Hampel. Some of the articles introduced at that time have been produced up to these days. The Royal Dux Porcelain factory was awarded the Grand Prix prize at the world exhibition in St. Louis in 1904, silver medal at the exhibition in Milan in 1906 and the gold medal at the exhibition in Liberec in Czech Republic.
After the Second World War most of the workers of German nationality were evacuated. They were replaced by settlers from the interior of the country, the factory established its own apprentice-training center and the State School of Ceramics in Teplice was re-opened.
The cooperation with the High Industrial Art School in Prague also largely contributed to its further development and helped to retain the enormous scope of production.
Since the late fifties manufactory of Duchcov has started to regain its lost position on the world markets. The collection of Prof. Jaroslav Jezek, show at the world exhibition EXPO '58 in Brussels largely contributed to its success. The production collection is further extended both by realistic figurative motives and by products, characteristic for their smooth stylized forms in modern spirit, both in figurative and decorative porcelain.
The variety and wide scope of the contemporary production program will please even the most demanding customer. The manufactory strives to satisfy the maximum number of its customers by retaining a high artistic, aesthetic and technological standard of its production. The newly appearing catalogue of figurative and decorative porcelain, known in his country, as well as abroad, under the trade mark R. D. BOHEMIA a.s. a proof of these realities.