Blanks commonly used by Klemm were from Meissen, Rosenthal, KPM, Silesia, and Limoges I haven't been able to find this mark in any of the books, but are told that it is for Bernardo, which I also have not been able to find. Lefton Cup I'm reasonably certain this is the work of an outside decorator.
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.
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from a wealthy couple in Brentwood, California, for whom she worked.
These particular marks have been dated to the years of c.1891-1914.
The gold rectangle part of the second mark is covering the name of the factory that produced the blank. Lefton was a distributor of imported giftware from Japan beginning in 1940 and is apparently still in business today, although George Lefton himself is now deceased (since the mid or late 1990's).
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.
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.
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, which began construction in the early 1880s under the direction of the architect Antoni Gaudí.
Thanks in large part to Gaudí's death and the Spanish Civil War (and in large part to the incredible complexity of Gaudí's design), the construction for the cathedral has dragged on for decades.
Though the factory closed in 1945 and this mark said to have been used after 1993, it is unclear as to what current name was/is used. https:// previously unidentified mark was identified by I don't know what the "OVID" is unless it was the name of the blank wares.
The gold blot is covering up the mark of the factory that produced the undecorated pieces.
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