Bernard Bloch was born in Mecov Austria in 1836. As a young man from a Jewish family, he received a Jewish upbringing. At a young age he started working for a transport company in Bohemia to deliver clay to potteries, a well-known industry in that area.
Through this connection, he received training in making ceramics and pottery.
In 1871 he bought his own earthenware factory in Unica and started his company here under the name B.Bloch & Co.
In addition to household items, the factory also made Majolica decorative objects, but it became best known for its tobacco jars and figurines of figures in very refined designs.
He made for example, a tobacco jar of President Paul Kruger of the South African Republic around 1900.
Tobacco jar by B. Bloch photo from entruscanmajolica
In 1885 the factory was expanded with a factory in Eichwald Bohemia, where he started manufacturing tiles.
In 1920 the name was changed to Eichwald porcelain. When World War II started, the factory was taken over by the Nazis.
After the war, the factory merged with Royal Dux and in 1957 it merged with Carlsbad, which still exists today.
Bloch died in 1909.
In our collection we have, among other things, a statue of King Willem III in full outfit and two busts of the king and his wife Queen Emma made by
Bloch items are highly sought-after collector’s items.
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terra cotta figurine of King Willem III ca 1874 by B. Bloch
terra cotta busts of Ki g Willem III and his wife Queen Emma ca 1879
Terra cotta busts of King Willem III
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