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The factory was established by a merchant Terenty Kuznetsov in 1832. First six kilns were built near Moscow in Dulevo. Kuznetsov products were known for distinctive porcelain whiteness. Female workers painting porcelain were called Agafya and their products agashkas.

Russian porcelain industry developed especially fast in the second half of 19th century after serfdom was abolished in the empire. New capitalist fastly growing elite needs were best satisfied by Kuznetsov factories.

Kuznetsov company overtook in 1891 Gardner Verbilki factory (nowadays Dmitrovsky Porcelain Factory). In 1889 the new name of the company was - M.S. Kuznetsov Company for the Manufacture of Porcelain and Pottery Goods. The Kuznetsov porcelain empire swiftly mechanized production when cheap foreign competition entered Russian market.

The scope of products was enormous. Kuznetsov factories produced some 150 different dinner, tea and coffee sets. There were 370 types of cups in production.

In 1918, the Kuznetsov factories were nationalized. Kuznetsov traditions are now still upheld by Dulevo factory.

Kuznetsov 1891 - 1917 mark
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Blue overglaze double-headed eagle Riga factory Kuznetsov mark.

Used in the 1891 - 1917 period.

Kuznetsov Budy mark
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1890 - 1917 Kuznetsov Budy factory mark

Kuznetsov Dulevo factory mark
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Kuznetsov Dulevo factory mark 1864 - 1889 period

Kuznetsov Dulevo factory mark
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1889 - 1917 Kuznetsov Dulevo factory mark. Distinctive signs under the mark indicate the porcelain was meant to be exported eastward.

Kuznetsov porcelain mark
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1891 - 1917 Kuznetsov porcelain mark.

Kuznetsov Dulevo mark
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Kuznetsov Dulevo factory 1891 - 1917 mark

Kuznetsov Dulevo mark
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Kuznetsov Dulevo factory 1864 - 1889 mark.

Kuznetsov Tver mark
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Kuznetsov Tver factory 1870 - 1889 mark.

Red Kuznetsov mark
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1891 - 1917 red Kuznetsov mark.

Riga Kuznetsov factory mark
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Riga Kuznetsov factory 1864 - 1880 mark.

Kuznetsov Dulevo factory mark
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Rare Kuznetsov Dulevo factory mark used ca. 1902 - 1913.

Kuznetsov Moscow mark
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Kuznetsov mark on porcelain wares produced for unknown trading Moscow company. The mark used at the turn of the 20th century.

Kuznetsov Dulevo mark
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Kuznetsov Dulevo factory 1870- 1889 mark.

Auerbach Kuznetsov mark
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Circa 1870 'Former Auerbach' Kuznetsov Tver factory mark.

Kuznetsov Brothers mark
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Kuznetsov Brothers 1840s - 1850s mark

Pesochnya mark
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Kuzentsov Pesochnya factory 1899 - 1919 mark

Volkhov mark
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I.E. Kuznetsov Volkhov factory 1900 - 1917 mark 

Volkhov mark
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I.E. Kuznetsov Volkhov 1900 - 1913 red mark

Volkhov mark
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Green I.E. Kuznetsov Volkhov 1913 - 1918 mark

Volkhov mark
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I.E. Kuznetsov on Volkhov end of 19th century mark

 
 
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