German Silvered Bone China - Antique Bone China Query
(Northfield, VT, USA)
Bavarian Porcelain Set for Coffee or Tea in Silver Overlay
German Silvered Bone China - Antique Bone China Query: Do you know the maker of a completely silvered bone china tea service from Bavaria? It looked like a silver tea set but was really bone china.
Answer from Peter (admin)
Thanks for your interesting query. I know of a couple of Bavaian makers who made silver overlay on china wares. However, the first thing to point out is that the ware would probably not be 'bone china' if it is of Bavarian origin, it would be porcelain. The difference is bone china (an English specialty) has the addition of ground bone which makes for a purer white color and some say greater resistance to chipping.
In the photograph above you can see an example of Bavarian silver overlaid porcelain. This set was made in Bavaria in 1941 by a firm named Gebr Dyhle in an area of Bavaria called Schwabisch-Gmund. The company, specializing in silver overlay, was wiped out in WWII, so the ware is now rare and valuable.
Another German maker who produced porcelain with a silver overlay was Hertel, Jacob & Co. who made the the finest Bavarian porcelain, again prior to the 1950's. Their workmanship is said to be comparable to Rosenthal of Bavaria.
Hope this helps with your search and gives you something to go on.
Let us know how you get on.