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Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates - Set of 8

Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates - Set of 8
Item# PirkenhammerCobaltGold
$600.00
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The Antiquarians are very pleased to be offering this exquisite Set Of Eight Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria, Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates. These lovely Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria, Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates measure 9-3/4" in diameter. We believe that this Set Of 8 Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates were hand, rather than machine painted, with gold baroque transfer designs placed at the outer edge of the wide, 1-1/2" cobalt border, and with the verge charmingly bordered in gold with another, smaller gilt transfer design gracing the outer perimeter of the plate's center. These Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates have a center background of pure white porcelain, which, combined with the cobalt and gilt, makes for a very striking effect. The backstamp is the expected Pope's miter with two crossed hammers in green underglaze. However, there are no other words with this backstamp, nor is a country of origin indicated. We believe that these Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates date from the 19th century, before it was a requirement to provide country of origin, and before the Fisher and Mieg Pirkenhammer backstamp was developed in the early 20th century.

These Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates will guarantee an elegant and dramatic tablescape for your important dinners! It is fortuitous that the Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates have a plain white center, for you will not be concerned about fork or knife marks marring a center design! These Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates are among our favorites, and we know you will be delighted with our them!

Our Set Of 8 Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates are in perfect, antique condition: we have been unable to find utensil marks, but that doesn't mean that they aren't there. One of the Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates has a small sand fragment caught in the white center, but it is not very noticeable unless you happen to be obsessed with antique porcelain like we are!

BRIEF HISTORY: Pirkenhammer of Bavaria (now Austria) was founded in 1803 and manufactured rather mediocre tableware and tobacco pipes. By 1811 the business was in decline, and was sold to new owners, who improved the manufacturing processes and product lines and began producing high quality coffee and dining sets. By 1831, Pirkenhammer porcelain was considered the finest in Bohemia, and was greatly valued for its superior translucency, which rivalled the great manufactuerers of Limoges. Throughout the latter half of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century, Pirkenhammer made exquisite porcelain sets and objects for many of the royal houses of Europe, as well as for Pope Benedict XV. There is an interesting 'urban legend' of sorts that is associated with Pirkenhammer, namely that Pirkenhammer produced the fine china service for the Titanic. We don't know if this tale is true, but it does seem to surface every time we find a dealer with antique Pirkenhammer porcelain.Our shipping costs on this set of dishes will be $35.00. If this seems a tad high, please understand that in most instances, we will actually pay more to ship your items than we are actually charging! It is quite possible that we will be shipping this Antique Porcelain Pirkenhammer of Bavaria Austria Cobalt And Gold Dinner Plates in multiple boxes because we pack them very carefully to ensure that they reach you in the condition that they were in when they left our care. We sisters often joke with each other that we could probably stick a stamp and a mailing address on our bubble-wrapped items, and dispense entirely with the box. That is because we use a large quantity of bubble wrap and other packing materials to protect the items that you buy. So please understand that the shipping we charge you reflects only a portion of our actual cost!