Pottery mark query- "Bavarian Gr??
by Shelley Ashton
Hi my name is Shelley and I live in Sydney Australia. I have a ceramic plaque of a black african woman, vintage would be 1950 or 60's. I can read out Bavarian clearly on back but 2nd word has Gr then what could be a 4 or the letter t followed by what looks like an s?
The item belongs to my grandmother. My grandfather was a flight engineer for a major airline and travelled the world picking up all sorts of exotic items over the years. This I assume being one of them. He retired from flying in 1973 so this item would definitely pre date then.
Unfortunately by grandmother who is now 90 has dementia and is unable to provide me with any history of the item- where is came from or when it was was obtained.
It would be lovely to identify it's origin and perhaps even date it more accurately and who the identity marking belongs to.
It is in very good condition for its age with colours still vibrant and strong
I am also interested in finding out if it has any monetary value or the type of item people might collect.
I have searched on ebay and other websites with no success in either finding an item similar or finding information about the marking on the back.
Thank you in advance for any help!
The only other things I have seen similar to this are the wall plaques apparently made by Bohemian company called Bosdorf or Borsdorf in the Art Deco period.
See this thread:-
I think these are very nice art deco items indeed btw.
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-
Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china.
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