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Royal Dux Porcelain

Dux Porcelain Manufactory was started in 1860 in Duchov, Bohemia by Edouard Eichler and is commonly referred to by its abbreviated name, Royal Dux. Ownership of Royal Dux has changed frequently over the span of its existence, partly due to the location of the factory. Bohemia became part of Czechoslovakia, which was first controlled by Germany, then the Soviet Union, and was changed to Czech Republic in 1990. But through decades of tyranny and wars, Royal Dux continued to produce exceptional porcelain pieces.

By the early 20th century, Royal Dux had found its specialty in porcelain statuary, Art Nouveau-style busts of maidens, large porcelain figures, and ornate vases. One of the problems facing today's collectors of Royal Dux is that many original 19th-century molds were used throughout the company's history, making it difficult to distinguish vintage pieces from more modern ones.

Though it is sometimes difficult to date pieces, their markings are distinguishable and help categorize their production into four broad categories. During World War I, the letter E appeared in the center of the pink triangle mark used to mark Royal Dux porcelain. During World War II, Made in Czechoslovakia was stamped near the triangle. From 1947 to 1990, the letter E was replaced with the letter D after renaming the factory Duchcovsky Porcelain and the Made in Czechoslovakia stamp was discontinued. Pieces produced after 1990 and today include both the Made in Czechoslovakia and Made in Czech Republic stamps.


Quick Facts

  • The majority of Royal Dux company records were destroyed during World War II, making it difficult to date certain pieces
  • Royal Dux won the Grand Prix prize at the 1904 World Exhibition in St Louis
  • In June 2011, "The Lovers," a Royal Dux Art Nouveau porcelain centerpiece by Hampel, sold at Christie's London for $1,328

Recommended Items at Auction

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Pair of Monumental Art Nouveau Royal Dux Vases
Jul 28, 8:00 PM CEST
Pair of Monumental Art Nouveau Royal Dux Vases
by Deco Days Gone By
Est: $0- $0
$1752 Bids
Modernist Royal Dux Bohemia Porcelain Nude Sculpture
Jul 20, 2:00 PM EDT
Modernist Royal Dux Bohemia Porcelain Nude Sculpture
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $150- $300
$1200 Bids
Royal Dux Bohemian Neoclassical Style Vases, Pair
Jul 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Royal Dux Bohemian Neoclassical Style Vases, Pair
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Royal Dux Bohemia Porcelain Urn Vase
Aug 07, 11:00 AM EDT
Royal Dux Bohemia Porcelain Urn Vase
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Pair of Royal Dux Bohemian figural porcelain vases
Jul 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair of Royal Dux Bohemian figural porcelain vases
by King Galleries
Est: $400- $550
$1500 Bids
Large porcelain figure, Royal Dux, 20th century
Jul 27, 11:00 AM CEST
Large porcelain figure, Royal Dux, 20th century
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €150- €300
€1200 Bids
Two Vintage Blanc de Chine Figurines
Jul 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Two Vintage Blanc de Chine Figurines
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $50- $150
$200 Bids
Pair of Royal Dux Porcelain Vase with Nude ladies decorations
Jul 21, 11:00 AM AEST
Pair of Royal Dux Porcelain Vase with Nude ladies decorations
by Kim's Auction
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,800
AUD5500 Bids
KARL WANKE FOR ROYAL DUX PORCELAIN DEER
Jul 27, 1:00 PM EDT
KARL WANKE FOR ROYAL DUX PORCELAIN DEER
by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
Est: $60- $80
$200 Bids
Royal Dux Boy & Girl Sculptures, 23"h (Girl is very As Is, crack & chip)
Jul 23, 2:00 PM EDT
Royal Dux Boy & Girl Sculptures, 23"h (Girl is very As Is, crack & chip)
by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Royal Dux Boy Figurine, Blue & White, 23"h
Jul 23, 2:00 PM EDT
Royal Dux Boy Figurine, Blue & White, 23"h
by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Royal Dux porcelain
Aug 04, 7:00 PM CEST
Royal Dux porcelain
by Cnock Auctions
Est: €10- €100
€200 Bids
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PORCELAIN FIGURE "DEER"
Jul 30, 10:00 AM CEST
PORCELAIN FIGURE "DEER"
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €35- €70
€300 Bids
Royal Dux Figural Planter
Jul 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Royal Dux Figural Planter
by Kaminski Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Rosenthal and Royal Dux bird figures
Jul 21, 12:00 PM AEST
Rosenthal and Royal Dux bird figures
by Barsby Auctions
Est: AUD40- AUD80
AUD300 Bids
Good large Royal Dux cockatoo ceramic figure
Jul 21, 12:00 PM AEST
Good large Royal Dux cockatoo ceramic figure
by Barsby Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD800 Bids
Royal Dux Art Nouveau Vases Fruited Branch Handles
Aug 18, 10:00 AM PDT
Royal Dux Art Nouveau Vases Fruited Branch Handles
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $600- $800
$5000 Bids
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Royal Dux Man, Woman and Child Statue
Jul 20, 2:00 PM EDT
Royal Dux Man, Woman and Child Statue
by Heritage Antiques & Auction
Est: $150- $300
$750 Bids
Mid Century Highly Stylized Czechoslovakian Royal Dux Set of Animals
Jul 28, 8:00 PM CEST
Mid Century Highly Stylized Czechoslovakian Royal Dux Set of Animals
by Deco Days Gone By
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
OLD CZECHOSLOVAKIAN "TIGER" PORCELAIN FIGURINE
Jul 25, 5:00 PM IDT
OLD CZECHOSLOVAKIAN "TIGER" PORCELAIN FIGURINE
by The Bidder
Est: $150- $180
$700 Bids

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