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White Colditz clay was used already prior to 1730 as one of Boettger porcelain (Meissen) ingredients. In 1804 a in Colditz Thomsberger & Hermann established a ceramics factory. Mass producing porcelain started in this East Germany city after 1948, when communist authorities decided to establish here a factory VEB Porzellanwerk Colditz. In 1969 it was tarnsformed into VEB Porzellancombinat Colditz, which lasted until fall of the Wall.

After German reunification, the company was privatized. Restructured firm employeed only 300 people. Efforts to keep the company running lasted till 1998, when it went bankrupt.

Colditz Weisswasser mark
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1970 - 1990 mark of the Weisswasser branch.

Colditz export mark
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Colditz export mark from ca. 1970s 1980s. period. There is Russian inscription:

Colditz

Porcelain from GDR

Colditz made in GDR
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Colditz Made in German Democratic Republic mark ca. 1970s - 1980s period.

Colditz 1970 - 1990 mark
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Colditz ca. 1970 - 1990 porcelain mark

CP 

Made in GDR

Dishwasher safe

Colditz 1964 -1990 mark
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Colditz porcelain 1964 - 1990 mark  

Black & blue Colditzmark
Black & blue Colditzmark
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1990s black & blue Colditz mark

Steingutfabrik Colditz AG mark
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Colditz Stoneware Factory mark. Exact date unknown. The factory was active in the 1899 - 1950 period.

Colditz Stadtlengsfeld mark
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Stadtlengsfeld Colditz Porzellan mark used  after 1963.

Stadtlengsfeld Colditz mark
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CP Stadtlengsfeld Colditz mark used after 1963.

 
 
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