For some reason, most of the Dresden studios chose to hide the factory marks.Found on this child's tea set, now in my private collection. It came down through her family to her from her great grandmother who was born in 1888, apparently in America.I am more interested in what I can learn about this piece to share with the family than about the value.
It is perhaps one-of a kind, although it is possible that several were made for family members. It is a wonderful decorative, nostalgic, and historical piece, obviously made to honor a mother and baby, whose appearances are certainly agreeable with the time frame of She purchased it brand new through an exclusive catalogue.They also had a decorating studio in Limoges, France. My speculation is that this overglaze green stamp was provided for application on the whiteware after decoration with the flower pattern that was copied by the artists. This appears to be the stamp of the manufacturer of the board/paper used by artists for their creations.Pattern name is Stamped label written in French which appears to say something about "Honorable Mention at Exposition Universelle of 1855, Papier, Carton, Chassis, Toiles, Anti-Ponce pour le Pastel, P. Apparently, he was given honorable mention for his products at the1855 Exposition.Amanda said it appears that her great great grandparents were immigrants from Germany.Founded in 1886, they were importers of china and glass from Europe.By the late 1930s and prior to the war, they were importing sizeable amounts of tableware and giftware from Germany, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Finland, and Sweden.This particular mark was designed in I've never seen their mark handwritten, so can't guarantee the authenticity of this, but tend to believe it is genuine.Q My husband and I were given this piece after my mother-in-law died at the age of 89.All I know is that it was given to her by her grandmother.Found on back of a 19th Century French Pastel Portrait by M. Kimball, a documented American Artist who exhibited a portrait drawing in a Paris Salon in 1886. This is a modern-day mark, probably a decorating mark, and is said to have been used after 1993.The factory was in business 1803-1945 under a variety of names, the last of which was the above name beginning in 1902.