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August Alboth founded his porcelain decorating business in Coburg in 1872. The firm was known as Porzellanveredelung August Alboth. His son Ernst joined in 1875. After August Alboth retired, his successor in 1898 relocated the factory to Kronach. 

Ernst Alboth had two children - son Willy and daughter Erna. Erna in 1922 married the Munich banker Georg Kaiser. Willy Alboth joined the managenment in 1925. 

Ernst Alboth died in 1927. The company name was changed to "Alka-Kunst". The Porzellanfabrik AL-KA Kunst Alboth & Kaiser survived from 1928 until 1951.  The company in 1938 acquired the former Gebrüder Silbermann porcelain factory located in the town of Hausen.

In 1951 was formed The Porzellanfabrik AL-KA Kunst Alboth & Kaiser K.G.  It was lead by a board of the three managers Georg Kaiser, Willy Alboth and Hubertus Kaiser (Georg's son).

A new factory was build in Staffelstein located near Kronach. The Alka Porzellanfabriken Alboth & Kaiser K.G., Staffelstein existed till 1970. Georg Kaiser died in 1964.

In 1970 the company was named Kaiser-Porzellanmanufaktur Staffelstein K.G. After German reunification problems of the porcelain business in the country increased. The company declared insolvency in 2001. It was bought by PM Kapital G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G and named Kaiser-Porzellanmanufaktur Staffelstein G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. 

AK Kaiser mark
AK Kaiser W. Germany 1970 - 1990 mark
Kaiser mark
Crown AK Kaiser 1970 - 2001 mark
Alka Kunst mark
1955 - 1960 Alka Kunst Bavaria mark
Kaiser mark
AK Kaiser W. Germany R 1970 - 1990 mark
Kaiser 1872 mark
Kaiser 1872 mark used from 2001
Alka Kunst mark
Alka Kunst Made in Western Germany 1955 - 1960 mark
Alboth Kaiser mark
Alka Kunst Alboth & Kaiser Bavaria 1958 - 1960 mark
Alka mark
Alka Alboth & Kaiser Bavaria 1960 - 1967 mark
Alka Bavaria mark
Alka Bavaria 1938 - 1958 mark
AK crown mark
AK crown 1967 - 1970 mark
AL-KA mark
ALKA Kunst Kronach Bavaria 1947 - 1958 mark
A/K Kronach mark
A\K Kronach  1926 - 1935 mark used by Alboth & Kaiser on decorated items
Kronach mark
AL-KA-KUNST BAV. RIA KRONACH 1948 - 1958 mark
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