Ausria plate Artist transfer Merkelsgrum
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This is a plate that dates Ca 1912-1918. It is stamped with a Green clover in a circle with word "Austria" Also in the circle. It does have a little green paint coming off on the higher areas of the inside circle. It is transfer of the Sculpture and artist area. No Chips or cracks. Factory linage is as follows: 1871 Fanni Becher and Anna Stark owned the factory; it was called Becher & Stark. 1881 Karlsbad Savings Bank ran the factory. 1882 it was run by the Schwalb Brothers and called Brothers Schwalb. Benedikt & Friedman were the USA importers. The Schwalb Brothers also owned a factory in Rybare (Fischern) that suffered fire damage and closed in 1883. 1889 Camill Schwalb was the owner. George Borgfeldt was the importer for the USA and Canada. 1895 the factory was called Karlsbad Kaolin Industry Co. The factory began producing technical porcelain besides household porcelain. In 1912 the factory merged with Zettliz Kaolin Works Department Porcelain Factory Merkelsgrun. Subsequently it moved away from household porcelain and began to also produce laboratory porcelain, and other industrial items.
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