Antique China - "Favorite Bavaria" 1916 Makers Mark

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Antique China - "Favorite Bavaria" 1916 Makers Mark:- This bowl was given to my wife's grandmother in 1916 and passed down to my wife in later years. It is marked "Favorite Bavaria", however no one in her family remains alive to share the history behind the bowl. I have tried to research the mark but am coming up empty handed.

I would appreciate any help you may share.



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Antique China - "Favorite Bavaria" 1916 Makers Mark

Hi Dave

"Favorite Bavaria" (or sometimes marked "UNO Favorite Bavaria") was a mark used by the well known C. Hutschenreuther company in Bavaria, Germany.

It was used as a special export mark for the US market (note the American spelling of the word 'favorite' which is different to the traditional spelling of the the British and British domiciles - 'favourite').

The US based importers of these wares were the Burley & Tyrrell Co of Chicago, Illinois.

It is registered that a decorating studio by the name of Jacob H. Stouffer from Adeline, Illinois was taking whiteware with a "Favorite China" backstamp and decorating it in the US. His studio, based in Chicago was in operation from 1905 - 1952. Stouffer was known to employ some of the best decorators and artisans of the time.

Please add to comments with anything you know, thanks.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

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strange plate
by: H.A.Cory

I have a set of four salad plates with different shell designs. Identical style and color, 3 have the IT UNO "favorite" baveria mark but one has an JP_L france mark!!?? what so you think?

J. Pouyat pottery mark - J P L (Limoges)
by: Peter (admin)

Hi H.A.Cory

The likely explanation for your odd one out is that the US importer/decorator mentioned above bought blanks from Limoges as well as Germany.

I believe your mark sounds like that of J. Pouyat Limoges who used the J P - L mark (with the L beneath the JP and a line separating upper and lower).

Pouyat was originally a very old faïence firm based at Saint-Yrieix in the mid 18th century (c. 1750's). About 100 years later the firm was by then making porcelain and moved to Limoges France (mid 1800's).

Best regards

Peter (admin)

by: Hacory

just a thank you to Peter (adm) for your reply. I will be researching further for I have not found these plates yet they are unusual with seashells on them. If you are interested, I can send photos.
Thanks again

Uno tray
by: Darlene

I have come into possesion of a small tray with UNO FAVORITE BAVARIA on the back with a stamp of 3224. the scene on the front is of a farm scene with two cattle and two sheep, barn/house and flowering trees. It is signed SCHWEITZER. It is beautiful, but i know nothing of the artist,plate or company.

Any info is appreciated.



Admin comment:-

The answer is written above (see Peter's original comment). The firm is C. M. Hutschenreuther company in Bavaria, Germany.

C.M. Hutschenreuther was the father of Lorenz Hutschenreuther, who began the famous Hutschenreuther of Selb company that went onto world wide acclaim.

decorator Lorete Cameron 1910
by: karen

Like your site and the information found there. Now I'd like to go further and learn more about the decorator of my "Favorite Bavaria" plate. The plate is signed "Lorete Cameron 1910". The plate has a band of moths going around it. The plate caught my eye because it is so unusual and because it is so skillfully done. Any info??

UNO Favorite Bowl
by: Linda

I have a bowl in the same shape as the one shown. It has a pearlized yellow gold interioe and pine boughs with cones on the exterior. The initials MYG are printed on the bottom. Any info?

Uno value?
by: Karen

I have plates that were my grandmother's, each is a different design. If they were imported as blanks, like you described, do they still have value as "hand-painted" china? They have 2 marks, the uno favorite Bavaria and the hand painted mark as well. Thank you.

favorite bavaria
by: Marcia felton

I have my mother's "baby cup" marked favorite bavaria and has n. korros on the bottom. The cup has a scene of a farmer with ducks and pigs and on either side is written "and this little pig said wee, wee, wee, all the way home".

My mother died in 2013 at the age of 99 years.

Any information would be helpful.

Bavaria Germany Crest on underside
by: Kimberly

I have an espresso cup & saucer old set in a beautiful blue Violet pattern on interior of cup and the outside of the cup and saucer.
The back stamp is gold with no letters just the word Bavaria with either two bells or flowers above that also surrounded in the gold accenting. Below the crest is the word Germany & below that are the numbers 082. I can not find the maker of this fine undamaged set. I would like to know to find the value of this unique little cup & saucer set.
I would appreciate any help you can give me, or lead me in the direction that will help me.
Thank You Kindly,

Hazel Green
by: Anonymous

My two items are marked with the UNO Favorite Bavaria mark plus the name Hazel Green. I am interested in the silver outside/gold inside finish and haven't been able to find anything at all until I came to your site. Any info or these particular pieces?
Adrienne Richardson

Hazel Green Uno Favorite Bavaria
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Adrienne

I get the sense that this factory had quite a good business supplying whiteware to the US in the late 19th C and early 20th century.

My earlier research of course lead me to this company being that of C. M. Hutschenreuther, the father of Lorenz Hutschenreuther, the founder of the mighty Hutschenreuther of Selb company.

At that time, in the US and Europe, there was a strong tradition of people buying whiteware to either practice their ceramic decorating skills as a hobby (often within hobby guilds), or to sell it on commercially, as had happened in Dresden for many a long year.

Obviously, we know of Jacob H. Stouffer from Adeline, Illinois who was operating a commercial studio. However, until we get more information on your Hazel Green, we don't know if she was commercial or a hobbyist.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

Dish set
by: Victoria Silva

I have a set of small plates, small serving plate cups, saucers, salt, pepper shakes--I think my mother called this a berry set. The design around the edge has a light aqua rim, three yellow roses around edge connected with a vine design. Can you give me any information about these? Thanks

Favorite Bavaria
by: Christina K

I have a plate that is done in orange flowers. P(oppyseeds maybe) it is signed Lookey. (Maybe) It has numbers 2833 under that number is 23 . How to find out more about this plate. My grandmother left me her plates I have several different ones.

Favorite Bavaria Vanity Set
by: Anonymous

I have a 10 piece ladies vanity set that has Favorite Bavaria on the bottom of some of the pieces. It has the word Favorite on top with the word Bavaria underneath. The set has an off-white background with two light pink roses and one dark pink rose and green leaves painted on each piece. I would be grateful for any information you might have about this set. I have no idea how old it is or if it has any value. Thank you.

Your china
by: Anonymous

This looks similar to some china I have as to subject matter and color and style. Mine was created by Adele P Chase who, along with her mother purchased china blanks from France and Germany during the early 1900's, hand painted them, and then sold them. She didn't sign every piece.

by: Kathy T.

I inherited a large collection of hand painted china. The artist was my granny. Her name was Louisa Schmidt ( not sure of spelling). The artistry is beautiful. She died about 1956 when I was about seven. I would love to know if anyone else has her work or knows about her. Her work is signed. She moved to Memphis from Chicago and came to this country in the 1940s from Germany.

Adele P Chase was my relative
by: Don Bradshaw

Adele P Chase helped her mother Anna E Pierce in their business wherein they purchased china blanks from France and Germany and hand painted them for the shop they had in Milwaukee, WI. Anna E Pierce signed virtually every piece she did and won some prizes in local fairs. Anna was my first cousin, 4X removed. Adele, her daughter was very talented in her own right and produced her own pieces, not always signed. They moved to Oakland, CA during Anna's later years. I have some pieces done by both of them and the pattern in your picture is essentially identical to the pieces I have by Adele, some of which are signed by her. I am always interested in pieces by either of them. They aren't terribly valuable but I like keeping them in the family. My email is



Reply by Peter (admin)

Hi Don

Fascinating insight. Many thanks for posting.


Little plate marked Favorite Bavaria NEW
by: Jan Nichols

I found this plate at an estate sale - the org owner marked all her plates with her name and date - they were marked 1919- this piece is only marked with her name - but has the manuf. mark - favorite Bavaria - I tried to look up the plate and found the most of their plates were floral design - this plate depicts girls is bonnets and older style clothing like that era - and are all around this rim - I know I am describing it terribly but have you ever seen a pattern from them like that? wish I could send a picture - I am sure you would love the plate as much as I

Favorite Bavarian NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a two-sided soup dish or possibly a flower vase in a canoe shape. Maybe 6 or 7 inches wide and 4 inches across. Labeled Favorite Bavarian with hand written in cursive "Hughes." Subject is 2 squirrels over a nut on a maybe oak leaf branch with acorns. Any similar?

Rescued from a soon-to-be Demolished House NEW
by: Anonymous

Six plates four surviving cups - one with a slight crack. My guess is that the plates had an original blue band and then were beautifully handprinted by M. W. Poole. Some Favorite Bavaria and some Havarta.

PMF initials
by: Cathy

I have a Favorite Bavaria Pitcher that has handing grapes and vines with the gold edging on top. It has the PMF initials on the bottom just above the Favorite Bavaria marking. Any idea of who PMF was or maybe how old this pitcher is? Thanks!

Signed C.Dorflinger
by: Anonymous

I have a favorite bavaria trinket powder? box and it has a painted signature "C.Dorflinger".

Would Dorflinger paint for favorite bavaria?

Butter tray NEW
by: Chris

I have recently acquired a butter tray it is white with gold trim bottom reads uno favorite bavaria. But im curious as to the name of the bottom. E.S. LAMBERT. I've looked high n low to find out anything i can but come up empty handed. I've read your messages above and learned alot. So thank you for that. Any info would greatly be appreciated. Thank you for your time and all the information i have acquired. Chris

Art Deco Vase NEW
by: MJ

I have an art deco vase with the green stamped Favorite Bavaria on the bottom as well as a signature by Lucia Bonino. The vase is 8 1/4" tall, with flares at the top to 4" and the bottom to 4 1/2" It has a cream colored background with gold edge and 4 ankh like designs that are all outlined in black. The design also has peach in the ankh ovals, with mint green background on the top 2"'s.
It was my Mother in Laws vase & will be kept in the family. I would like to find out as much information as possible about the vase so when it is passed down, it has history as well. The Information on your site was great.

Butterfly dish
by: Anonymous

Favorite Bavaria gold rimmed round plate with yellow butterflys and the name Young drawn on it.

Favorite Bavaria plate
by: Barb

Hi I just acquired a collector plate with Favorite Bavaria on the back. They are yellow flowers with blue leaves and vines. Half of plate has a brown fading. The flowers look like a pansy. There seems to be no other markings I can see. Any help with year etc. would be appreciated. Thank you.

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