Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Q: This platter is part of a cake set that was in my mother's family. The mark on the back is a crown above the initials PIS or PJS and "Wurtemberg Germany." I can't find out anything about the manufacturer or the platter's age. We know the platter has been around since the 1930s, at least. Hoping you can provide some history.
A: The initials in the mark on your platter are "B" and "P." The platter was made by the Wurttembergish Porcelain Manufactory C.M. Bauer & Pfeiffer. The pottery was in business in Wurtemberg under that name from 1904 until 1918. It became a stock corporation in 1918 and its name was changed. The pottery closed in 1931.