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Between 17, the Vienna Porcelain pieces destined for the Austrian court were distinguised by a special (Bindenschild) shield mark in underglaze blue.
Inferior quality pieces or seconds were marked with either a red or green ‘A’ over the underglaze blue mark or by two intersecting nicks over the mark.
The mark was created to identify the type of material used (known as the ), how many items were included, (sometimes known as bundles or packages, and the date of registration.
Note that the registration number does not form part of the mark.
However, the Vienna Porcelain Bindenschild (the shield not a beehive), incorporated in Vienna marks is a symbolic rendition of the center of the Coat-of-Arms of the Royal Habsburg family of Austria.
The production of faience lived its own quite life in the shadow of the blooming interest for industrial production of porcelain at Royal Copenhagen.The Aluminia Faience factory date its history to the year 1862 founded by August Schittt (1834 - 1863).In 1868 Philip Schou took over the factory and moved the production to Frederiksberg.You can ignore the number at the bottom of the diamond - this tells us how many items were included in the registration, (sometimes known as bundles or packages).From the other numbers and letters we can work out the date of the registration.