Art Deco Bavarian Porcelain Cabinet Plate by Tirschenreuth Hand Painted Tulips

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This gorgeous porcelain cabinet plate was created by Porzellanmanufaktur Tirschenreuth, founded in 1838 as the first porcelain manufacturer in the Bavarian district of Tirschenreuth. The white porcelain plate was hand painted with burgundy and white tulips and their leaves in various shades of green. They are outlined and highlighted in gold, as is the green ribbon border. The lovely scalloped rim is also edged in a swath of gold. The plate measures 8 1/2 inches in diameter, stands about 1 inch high and weighs 3/4 of a pound. It's in excellent condition, with slight wear to the gold edge trim. The plate is probably from the 1920's, a transitional design more to Art Deco tastes, but still retaining the nature theme so popular in the Art Nouveau period.

The printed green mark on the bottom of the dish consists of a crowned shield within a wreath, with the letters P and T {for Porzellanmanufaktur Tirschenreuth} on either side and the country name of Bavaria beneath. This mark was used circa 1900 to 1927. There is also a printed green ribbon mark with the words "BAVARIAN HANDPAINTED CHINA," which indicates the plate was painted by one of their professional in-house artists, rather than a blank painted by a home china painter. Taken over by Hutschenreuther in 1927, the porcelain factory closed at the end of 1995 after 150 years making fine quality porcelain.


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