I received an enquiry in regards to a plain printed green circle mark, displaying a sunset or sunrise, on the base of a dog figurine.
This back stamp belongs to a company called “Gebrueder Heubach”. Their porcelain manufacture operated in Lichte, Thuringia, Germany and was founded in 1820. Heubach is mainly known for its famous dolls, which are highly collectable.
A similar mark (including SCHUTZ – MARKE, = Trade mark, meaning basically copyright) was registered in Berlin in 1895. They used another sunrise mark with DEP underneath from 1882-c1905. Source: Zuehlsdorff (1994), Keramik-Marken Lexikon, Arnoldsche, Stuttgart / Germany, p. (Mark number 1/15.18).
The company used a different mark after the war, see http://bodenmarken.porzellan-selb.de/porzellanmarken.php?page=3
I think its save to say the dog was made in the early 20th century.
Does anyone know in which time frame this particular mark was used?