These I presume are luncheon plates, which are different from the ones I currently have on hand. They measure 8 1/2 inches with beautiful petite flowers with a green and white ivy lining the rim. The gold trim is faded in some areas which I find adorable. There are no chips or visible scratches. But you know what my favorite part about these plates is…? the sweet flower in the very center!
On the bottom of both plates there is a marking that shows “MZ Austria” – I looked on line and found that MZ Austria is the wording on a mark used by Moritz Zdekauer on porcelain s made at his works in Altrolau Austria from 1884-1909. Zdekauer’s company exported pieces to American and Dutch colonies before it was bought by another company. The markings were then changed to MZ Altrolau in 1909 when the firm was purchased by CM Hutschenreuther. The firm operated under the name Altrolau Porcelain Factories from 1909 – 1945 and was nationalized after World War 11. Because I know that these plates were made before 1909 and the scalloped edging seems to be more rare at that point in history, I presume I found something pretty great!
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