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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 Royal Dux decorative porcelain vases
Oct 24, 11:00 AM AEDT
Pair of Royal Dux decorative porcelain vases
by Kim's Auction
Est: AUD350- AUD800
AUD1256 Bids
Royal Dux Art Nouveau Porcelain Ewers (2) c.1920-30s
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Dux Art Nouveau Porcelain Ewers (2) c.1920-30s
by Zikorn Arts
Est: $1,400- $1,500
$1,2000 Bids
Two large groups of figures, Royal Dux, 20th century
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
Two large groups of figures, Royal Dux, 20th century
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €140- €220
€1200 Bids
Jäger und Holzsammlerin. Royal Dux.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Jäger und Holzsammlerin. Royal Dux.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
Jugendstil-Doppelschale. Royal Dux.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil-Doppelschale. Royal Dux.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1100 Bids
Mahatma Gandhi. Royal Dux.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Mahatma Gandhi. Royal Dux.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€900 Bids
Großer Eisbär. Royal Dux.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Großer Eisbär. Royal Dux.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
Two cats of prey, Royal Dux, B
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Two cats of prey, Royal Dux, B
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
Royal Dux Lady w/ Dogs Figure Schaff
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CDT
Royal Dux Lady w/ Dogs Figure Schaff
by Revere Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$1200 Bids
Royal Dux figurines "Shepherds"
Dec 12, 11:45 AM EST
Royal Dux figurines "Shepherds"
by Broward Auction Gallery
Est: $650- $800
$4500 Bids
Antique Royal Dux Group
Oct 27, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Royal Dux Group
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $100- $400
$500 Bids
VINTAGE ROYAL DUX GOLD MINER STATUE 18"
Oct 25, 4:00 PM EDT
VINTAGE ROYAL DUX GOLD MINER STATUE 18"
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $400- $500
$1000 Bids
Ceramic: Porcelain Royal DUX (Austria) - Lady reading -
Oct 24, 1:30 PM CEST
Ceramic: Porcelain Royal DUX (Austria) - Lady reading -
by Monsantic.com
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Large Royal Dux Figure Group
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Large Royal Dux Figure Group
by Regency Auction House
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
ROYAL DUX
Oct 25, 4:00 PM CEST
ROYAL DUX
by Haynault
Est: €100- €150
€1000 Bids
Royal Dux - Cockatiel
Nov 27, 12:00 PM EST
Royal Dux - Cockatiel
by Dane Fine Art Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$2500 Bids
A Royal Dux Nude Figurine
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A Royal Dux Nude Figurine
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
Royal Dux - Cockatiel
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Dux - Cockatiel
by Dane Fine Art Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$2500 Bids
Royal Dux Porcelain Statue Man Filling Water Jug
Nov 18, 10:00 AM CST
Royal Dux Porcelain Statue Man Filling Water Jug
by Donley Auction Services
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Royal Dux Porcelain Statue Boy w/Collie
Nov 18, 10:00 AM CST
Royal Dux Porcelain Statue Boy w/Collie
by Donley Auction Services
Est: $150- $250
$700 Bids
Hand Painted Royal Dux Bohemia Porcelain FIgure
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Hand Painted Royal Dux Bohemia Porcelain FIgure
by Time Auction
Est: $300- $500
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Royal Dux Porcelain


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