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The Royal Sphinx factory was established by Petrus Regout in 1834. It was located in Maastricht, Holland. First, he started a glass factory. Two years later production of pottery began. Pottery production was initially concentrated on so called faience commune - simple pottery for a local market.

Production gradually was adapted to higher standards thanks to hired British specialists to compete with popular British creamware. Petrus sons were incorporated to management of the company. The company name was then changed to Petrus Regout & Co.

In 1879 the image of the sphinx started to be used as a company mark and logo. Since 1899 the company was called De Sphinx. In 1958 the company merged with Société Ceramique and changed name to N.V. Sphinx-Céramique. Since 1960 thanks to a royal decision, a name was changed into Royal Sphinx. In 1994 the company was overtaken by Swedish firm Gustavsberg and the name changed to NV Koninklijke Sphinx Gustavsberg.

In 1997 a tile division was separated to be an independent company. It went bankrupt in 2008. The Sphinx itself was bought in 1999 by the Finnish Sanitec. In 2010 the Maastricht plant was closed down and production moved to Swedish Sanitec plant.

Royal Sphinx 1960s mark
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1960s Royal Sphinx mark

It was oficially registered as a trademark in 1966. The trademark expired in 1987.

ROYAL SPHINX P REGOUT MAASTRICHT MADE IN HOLLAND

Petrus Regout & Co mark
Petrus Regout & Co mark
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1880 - 1890 mark

Petrus Regout & Co.

MAASTRICHT

NANKIN

MADE IN HOLLAND

Petrus Regout Honc mark
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Petrus Regout Honc pattern mark used around 1890.

de SPHINX MARK
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de SPHINX Made in Holland 1920s mark.

Petrus Regout Maastricht mark
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Petrus Regout Co. Maastricht Made in Holland mark used from 1883.

P. Regout mark
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P. Regout & Co. Maastricht mark used from 1879.

Petrus Regout mark
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Petrus Regout & Co. Maastricht Made in Holland mark used from 1883.

De Sphinx R mark
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Even after the name change, Regout 'R' remained in the mark of De Sphinx, circa 1904 - 1910.

Petrus Regout mark
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Petrus Regout 1851 - 1880 mark.

Petrus Regout impressed mark
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Petrus Regout impressed R mark circa 1860 - 1890.

Timor Petrus Regout mark
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Petrus Regout 1862 - 1880 mark.

Royal Sphinx Cambridge mark
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Royal Sphinx Cambridge pattern 1920s mark.

P. Regout mark
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P. Regout Maastricht 1836 - 1880 mark.

Petrus Regout Willow mark
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Petrus Regout & Co. Maastricht mark used from 1883.

P. Regout 1836 mark
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P. Regout Maastricht 1836 - 1880 mark.

Petrus Regout MAASTRICHT mark
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Petrus Regout Maastricht mark used from 1883.

P. Regout Maastricht impressed...
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P. Regout Maastricht impressed 1836 - 1880 mark.

Royal Sphinx Delfts mark
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Royal Sphinx Delfts mark used ca. 1960 - 2000.

Petrus Regout Lasso mark
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Petrus Regout Lasso pattern 1862 - 1880 mark.

Petrus Regout 1883 mark
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Petrus Regout mark used from 1883.

 
 
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