Mark of the Sevres China Co?

by Joan

Mark of the Sevres China Co?

Mark of the Sevres China Co?

Mark of the Sevres China Co?:- I acquired this piece from an estate sale of an antique dealer that had been boxed up for 30+ years. There was a good mix of china, glassware, and other items from many ages. Most of it, I would guess, dated early to mid-twentieth century, with about 1/4 to 1/3 dating earlier.

This is a round platter, 12" in diameter. It is heavy, without any crazing. The Saint Bernard appears to be over-the-glaze and looks like transferware. There is a band of gold drawn in a line which intersects the raised pattern of the ceramic base.

What I'm curious about is the hallmark on the back. It is under-glaze.

I know it is not a Sevres mark from the old French marks 19th-18th centuries, and of course, the piece does not have the aged look it should if it dated to that period.

Some of research I have done indicts the mark as belonging to Sevres China Co of East Liverpool, Ohio, which was in business from 1900-1908. The factory burned in 1908. Please note that this information was found from a non-official source, so it remains suspect. I have been unable to locate a match for the hallmark I have; however, one online antique "mall" listed a piece with a similar design, although the name and fleur-de-lis is reversed.

Any information would be appreciated.



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Mark of the Sevres China Co?

Hi Joan

Many thanks for submitting, and hope you are finding the site useful. Yes, you are quite right in your research! My books clearly show the mark is that of the Sevres China Company of East Liverpool Ohio who made 'semi-vitreous ware' otherwise known as stoneware, between 1900 and 1908. The same mark can be seen with variations in the wording. Homer Laughlin of the same town also had a similar mark as did Royal China of Sebring, Ohio.

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Appraised Value?
by: Patricia (Missouri)

Joan, thanks for your question and, Peter, your answer. I have a similar plate (it measures 10" across), exact same Sevres marking (deep blue color) on backside. Plate face has a multicolored floral design (appears to be some type of decals applied on top of the stoneware's glaze) and a medium blue colored ornate edging (appears to be applied color underneath the stoneware's glaze). This plate was given to my grandmother in 1906 on her 12th birthday and is not in very good condition (lots of wear & some edge chips). But, THANKS to both of you, I now know its factory origins! Joan, did you ever find an appraisal value for your "canine image" plate (which appears to be in very good condition from your photo)?

Patricia in Missouri

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by: Joan

I have never found anything that matched this piece, thereby providing me a valuation path.

But, I must also confess that I haven't looked since I posted this original question here.

I am glad that we were able to help you.

So Informative
by: Scarlet

Thank you so much for this information! I found a mug/cup/stein in a local thrift store that caught my eye and I purchased for a $1. My piece also has the exact same mark. I had pretty much been hitting all dead ends for a while now trying to find any information until I ran across this site and this info. I now believe my piece could also be from a similar if not the same background. I’m still looking but this has been so helpful! Thank you!

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