Pottery from the Czechoslovakian area in Europe is a great area to dive into and collect. You can find great examples starting in the $10 to $15 area, and you can also find examples that are priced much higher.
You can find a wide variety of pieces on the market—cups, saucers, figurines, pitchers, creamers, sugars and even plates are a very small slice of what you can find.
One type of Czechoslovakian pottery (also called Czech pottery, a shortened name of the region it’s from) is this terrific hat pin holder from a company called ROYAL DUX.
It was made from 1918 to 1930’s, and it has a cream background and a red trim, and it also has an embossed flower motif with pastel colors.
The marks that are on it are the DPM mark with an acorn at the center (this stands for DUXER PORZELLAN-MANUFAKTUR), and it also has an embossed mark that reads 11259 II (these marks help date the hat pin holder from 1918 to the 1930’s).
The hatpin holder is also the perfect size to be used as a small vase (or even a bud vase). It would also look terrific on any table or even a desk. It would definitely be the center of attention in any room that it’s in!
The vase can be seen in my Etsy shop here. Head on over and check it out!