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KARL ENS PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY

KARL ENS PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY (PORZELLANFABRIK KARL ENS) 

    The actual date of foundation of the factory is 1898. Karl Enns Jr. and his sons left the Volkstedt factory, owned by Karl Enns Sr. and Tribner since 1861. The company at that time was called “Triebner, Ens & Co”, and Karl Enns Jr. and his brother Eduard Ens worked in it as porcelain designers and partly thanks to them a large number of the company’s items were admired and in great demand. The factory in Volkstedt produced a wide range of products from mugs and butter dishes to huge decorated dishes and washbasins, from tea sets to vases and figurines.

     The Ens family has long been associated with porcelain. In 1780 Johann Karl Ens stood at the origins of the porcelain business in Thuringia, which was continued in his time by his son Friedrich. Friedrich worked in his own workshop from the age of 19, and already in 1937 he won various awards in Sydney, Melbourne and Vienna for his unique genre paintings and hunting scenes. By 1855, 150 people worked for him in the city of Lauscha.

     Carl Enns Jr. continued and improved the age-old business of his relatives and until 1910 he was the owner of the company, which was later headed by his son Paul. In 1927, Edward and Herman Enns took over the company, and in 1959 the German government became the main shareholder of the factory, and in 1972 the factory was nationalized. From 1972 to 1974 the factory was called "VEB Unterglasurporzellanfabrik", and then from 1974 to 1990 - "Betriebsteil 1 des VEB Sitzendorfer Porzellanmanufaktur". In 1990 it was privatized again.

     Marking

Karl Enns, marking

 This marking was applied at the very beginning of the work of the manufactory in 1900-1910.

 

Karl Enns, marking

This green marking was used after the company's privatization in 1990. In blue 1974 - 1990.

 

Karl Enns, markingA common marking of the porcelain factory of Karl Enns. In the green version it was applied before the Second World War, and in the blue version - after.

In our online store there is a very wide range of antique porcelain figurines from the Karl Ens factory, which is replenished every month. Go to collection on porcelainfigs.com

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