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Pirkenhammer is a porcelain manufactory started in 1803 by Friedrich Holke and Johann Gotlob List. The mark of the crossed hammers is the Pirkenhammer symbol.

The factory was located in a Bohemian village Pirkenhammer (Czech Brezova) near Karlovy Vary also known as Karlsbad. Untill 1811 it operated as Friedrich Höcke manufactory. In 1811 new owners Johann Martin Fischer and Christopher Reichenbach renamed it as Fischer & Reichenbach. Martin Fischer was a merchant, while Reichenbach was the technical director of the company.

Martin Fischer died in 1824. His widow Sophie Friederike started to run the business. In 1931 management of the factory was passed to Martin Fischer son, Christian.The company was recognised by a gold medal at the Vienna World fair in 1839.

In 1852 Christian's daughter Wilhelmine married her cousin Ludwig von Mieg. The company was now Fischer & Mieg. The artist André Carriére began to influence Pirkenhammer's style from 1868 when he became chief designer and the company invested in a studio for him in Paris in 1874. He worked for the company till the early 20th century. Next owners from 1908
were Wilhelm & Viktor Maier. In 1918, the factory was incorporated to the Group "Epiag".

In 1945 when the communist government nationalised all the Czecholslovakian porcelain factories. Pirkenhammer as Starorolský Porcelán and next Karlovarský
Porcelána became a centre for research and development.

Nowadays it acts as Manufaktura Pirkenhammer I.S. Original Porcelan Fabrik Březová s.r.o.

Pirkenhammer Brezova mark
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Pirkenhammer brezova crossed hammers 1893 - 1918 mark.

Pirkenhammer F and M mark
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Porzellanfabrik Fischer & Mieg Pirkenhammer 1910 - 1918 mark.

Pirkenhammer Czechoslovakia ma...
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Pirkenhammer Czechoslovakia 1918 - 1938 mark.

F&M mark
F&M mark
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Fischer & Mieg 1853 - 1873 impressed mark.

Pirkenhammer Czechoslovakia ma...
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Pirkenhammer MANUFACTURE DE PORCELAINE D'ART DEPUIS 1803 Made in Czechoslovakia 1945 - 1990 mark.

Manufacture Pirkenhammer mark
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Manufacture Pirkenhammer 1803 Made in Czechoslovakia Fine Bohemian China after 1993 mark.

Pirkenhammer Kunst Abteilung m...
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Pirkenhammer Kunst Abteilung 1910 - 1923 mark.

Pirkenhammer sticker
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Pirkenhammer 1803 - 1923 Cabinet Porzellane - 120th anniversary sticker.

Pirkenhammer Czech Republic ma...
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Original Kobalt Pirkenhammer 1803 Czech Republic mark used from 1991.

Pirkenhammer golden mark
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1918 - 1938 Pirkenhammer Czechoslovakia golden mark.

Epiag Czechoslovakia mark
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Epiag Czechoslovakia 1920 - 1938 mark.

Pirkenhammer two dots mark
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Pirkenhammer two dots 1918 - 1938 mark.

Hammers Czechoslovakia mark
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Czechoslovakia hammers 1918 - 1938 mark.

Pirkenhammer Czechoslovakia ma...
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Pirkenhammer Made in Czechoslovakia 1945 - 1990 mark.

Pirkenhammer 1803 mark
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Pirkenhammer MANUFACTURE DE PORCELAINE D'ART DEPUIS 1803 Made in Czechoslovakia 1945 - 1990 mark.

CF impressed mark
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Pirkenhammer CF impressed 1846 - 1853 mark.

Epiag Pirkenhammer mark
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Epiag Pirkenhammer Made in Czechoslovakia. 1920 - 1938 mark.

Pirkenhammer Czechoslovakia ma...
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Pirkenhammer Czechoslovakia 1918 - 1938 mark.

Czechoslovakia mark
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Czechoslovakia two hammers 1960 - 1990 mark.

Pirkenhammer Czech Republic ma...
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Pirkenhammer Czech Republic mark used from 1991.

 
 
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