Wednesday, December 10, 2008


C. Tielsch Porcelain Factory CT Mark

Q: My grandmother always made a big deal about this dish. I am just pleased to display it in my sideboard. Hopefully you can help me settle a long-running family dispute. Is it valuable?

A: Your lobster dish was made by C. Tielsch Porcelain Factory, founded in Altwasser, Silesia, Germany (now Walbrzych, Poland), in 1845. The company merged with C.M. Hutschenreuther in Hohenberg, Germany, in 1918 but the name "C. Tielsch" continued to be used. This mark was used c.1887-c.1934. The double dish with a lobster handle was a popular shape from the 1880s to the 1930s and was used to serve lobster. Value is about $100-$150.

1 comment:

kathy said...

This picture really caught my eye...I have a very similar dish, but my lobster is going into the dish, with the tail on the edge..Part of the tail is lifted for the handle! Same mark on the bottom.