Český porcelán in Dubí

75 Points of Interest

World-famous porcelain with blue pattern, so called „onion pattern porcelain“ rightly boasts the official title of „family silverware“. Nevertheless its association with onion is erroneous. In fact the pattern is derived from pomegranate, which it resembles to some extent. The well-know pattern is based on plant motives and was inspired by East Asia Philosophy, nevertheless it was adaptedt European style. And what was the origin of the legend? In 1885 C. Teichert, a new owner of former Tschinkel porcelain factory, started to manufacture porcelain sets based on Meissen design with decoration inspired by pomegranate, resembling onion, and that is why it was called „onion pattern“ product. The next owner of the porcelain manufacture – Bernard Bloch – went on producing the porcelain products and, moreover, he introduced manufacture of goods made of siderolite. This type of production was discontinued during the World War II when the manufacture became, through forced sale, the ownership of H. Widera from Thuringia, who started to manufacture humble porcelain products earmarked for the army. In 1944 the manufacture was discontinued ompletely and it was only renewed after the war. The Dubí porcelain hat not lost its word-wide reputation. The products have been recognised by international awards and it is also called „porcelain with blue blood“.

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