Original Bohemia Zwiebelmuster / Blue Onion and Royal Dux Porcelain
Bohemian Zwiebelmuster porcelain, which is also called Blue Onion Porcelain, has a long tradition and is very well known across the different countries in the world. All our products bear the mark "Original Bohemia Zwiebelmuster Made in Czech R." Except Zwiebelmuster, we also offer traditional Royal Dux porcelain, which bears the Pink triangle Royal Dux Bohemia 1853 mark. Shop our collection of utility and decorative porcelain.
Zwiebelmuster Blue Onion Porcelain - Porcelain With Blue Blood.
The motive used, and called from the very beginning the Blue Onion or Zwiebelmuster porcelain, originates in the combination of various stylized floral motives. That of the philosophy of east Asia and fashioned to the European style and approach, on the background. The customary designation of the blue onion china design has its origin in the erroneous interpretation of one of the motives, a picture of the pomegranate, which remotely resembles the outline of an onion. The name Zwiebelmuster / Blue Onion Porcelain represents, however, a symbol of subtle beauty, a symbol of the combination of usefulness and delight of the spirit, a symbol of uniqueness and world repute.
The Zwiebelmuster porcelain, for its specific character and design, became greatly desired as family porcelain, handed down from generation to generation. For many years, it has been made with no changes of shape or design, and since the in-glazed decoration is very durable, it is permanently possible to supply each set with missing or new traditional pieces. Due to continued attention devoted to the development of new products, the assortment is being increased by new, additional components, both utility and decorative.
Zwiebelmuster porcelain has been manufactured for 150 years now. Highly skilled craftsmen have been making objects of delicate and functional beauty in the same place since 1864. History has passed and the names of the countries that this region was part of have changed – there were 9 of them within those 150 years. It all started in Austria-Hungary. The porcelain manufacturer survived the first and the second abridged republic, the Nazis, the Communists, privatization and the transfer to a market economy. Its name has changed 17 times and 16 owners have taken turns in control. On top of that, the company has used an unchanging trademark – a tricorn royal crown - for 101 years now.
Royal Dux Porcelain
Royal Dux porcelain has been famous worldwide for more than a century now. It is highly appreciated for the perfect work with special attention to details, for it’s unmistakable beauty, extreme durability and whiteness shard. Make your home even more beautiful or donate a beautiful porcelain figure to anyone of your loved ones. It is really worth it.
Royal Dux Porcelain comes in following executions:
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 porcelain is 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 coloring oxides using brushes or spraying of under-glaze colors and subsequent drawing. The human motifs are mostly made as drawings using brushes and salts of coloring oxides and under-glaze colors, which are completed with on-glaze colors and sometimes with gold.
250 - Saxe:
These articles belong to a group of very popular Royal Dux on-glaze porcelain decoration. The articles are decorated with on-glaze colors using brushes. They shine thanks to bright colors and flower patterns combined with gold. This decoration is used for human motifs.
260 - Isis:
On-glaze decoration - the porcelain article is decorated with cobalt glaze. In addition to rich gilding, the on-glaze colors are used for drawing and other supplements with human motifs. Decorative articles can be completed with one-color and fancy flower motifs.
310 - Purple:
On-glaze decoration, which is made as sprayed purple on-glaze colors containing gold. It is mostly used for decoration with human motifs and on articles of decoration chinaware, completed with one-color or fancy flower motifs.
350 - Stock black:
On-glaze decoration - it is used on glazed porcelain articles using spraying of the whole surface with black, brown, grey or white colors.