Identifying A Decorative Mug?

March 21, 2021

A decorative mug with flowers.Can you identify this cup? Well, not just the value, but who made it and what period it is from. Thanks.


A decorative mug with flowers.
The top of a decorative mug.
The bottom of a decorative mug.
The top of a decorative mug.


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April 1, 20211 found this helpful
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It was not easy to identify your mug as the mark on your mug belongs to the German Porzellanfabrik (China factory) Galluba & Hofmann (Ilmenau, Thuringia), which is known mainly for its figurines. This factory worked from 1888 to 1937. But as it turned out, they also made very decorative cups/mugs. It is difficult to tell exactly the period of use of the mark on your mug with initials 'G' and 'H' on a shield with additional GERMANY, it was after 1905.


Figures by Galluba & Hofmann are very expensive: $65-1500 .l1313 & _nkw = Galluba +% 26 + Hofmann
CDC found a cup for you exactly by Galluba & Hofmann selling for $38.40. But, as I understand it, the seller did not identify the manufacturer of this cup, but simply indicated that it was made in Germany before 2000
Another mug with a saucer sold for $39.9
A shaving mug (without saucer) is selling for $16.80

So, you have Galluba & Hoffman Porcelain Mug Ilmenau, Germany c. 1905-1937, the price is about $17-20.

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March 21, 20210 found this helpful

It is from Germany. If no one else knows, can usually identify it.

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March 21, 20210 found this helpful

Very pretty little cup. This one has similar markings on the bottom, and includes a saucer for $32 @ Etsy:

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March 24, 20210 found this helpful

There are similar looking cups posted for sale on many sites online and many are German but without a brand name you would have to look at each listing to see if it had the same marks and, for some reason, sellers do not seem to like posting pictures of marks as much as they should.


Perhaps someone else will recognize the mark and supply a brand name.
When I have markings/names in a foreign language I usually try to find a store or restaurant of the nationality and take the item to their place of business and ask for help. I have always been successful at least in part with something to help me get started in my search.
I would try Google German business/store your zip code.

For value: probably not very much as most of these are for display and usually cups and saucers sell for more than just one cup.
You can always start with a higher figure and lower it if necessary.

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