Germany & France Have Conflict
“A dispatch from Paris, France, says that it has just been calculated that every year more than $9,000,000 worth of fake Sevres porcelaines are manufactured, principally in Germany... and that there is no way of stopping this falsification of a special kind of manufacture of which the French government has long had the monopoly.
“The trademark of the Sevres porcelaines has changed with the successive reigns and empires, and the Sevres of the present time, which are just as precious and beautiful as those of the time of Louis XV. are marked with the republican insignia. For this reason the German manufacturers produce the fake Sevres porcelaines and place on each piece a mark of the olden time, which is no longer a trademark... and thus cannot be prosecuted by the French government.
“It is said that most of the German product is sold to America and that while you can buy a plate of German-made Sevres in Paris for 60 cents, you have to pay as much as $34 in London or New York for the same article.”
The problems of reproductions are not new. The preceding news bulletin was taken from the Glass & Lamps Trade Journal, dated August 4, 1906!
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