Made in Czechoslovokia; authentic (with makers marks) 9 plates measuring 11 inch diameter. In family for 50 years; purchased by my father, now deceased, in estate lot. Kept on plate rail. Never used since acquiring.
Unknown. My father, an antique collector by hobby, bought these in the 1950s as antiques and kept them on a plate rail.
Good afternoon, Sally,
These are really lovely plates in the style of those made by KPM, or Koenigliche Porzelan Manufactur, which was made in Berlin. Makers marks would have been impressed and typically were applied before the final firing glaze (and termed 'underglazed'); the gilt bell-shaped mark is an overglaze mark and is likely that of a retailer (I have combed my porcelain books and can't find who it might have been). The independent republic of Czechoslovakia was created in 1918, so any porcelain that says "made in Czechoslovakia" was made after that date.
Except for Wirkner, who is known to have worked for KPM, I am not finding any porcelain decorators named Hüttl; Schmidt; Poculus or A Dörr, either in any of my extensive library of books on European porcelains or online.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have:
A set of Nine Bavarian Hand Painted and Parcel Gilt Cabinet Plates
made in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1930; bearing retailers bell-form mark underneath.
Each depicting Classical figures against a brown ground, with cobalt rim
Comprising, signed by: (3) by Hüttl; (2) by Schmidt; (1) each by G. Vogl, Wirkner, Poculus and A Dörr.
Each 11 inches diameter
$800-1,200 (represents a fair market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).
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