Where do I begin with this colorful & vintage P.K. Silesia Serving Bowl. The bowl is 9" across and approximately 3" deep. It has gold embossed scalloped edges. The colors are a vibrant minty or sea foam green and darker to lighter shades of gray. The colors illuminate bouquets of vine- like white & yellow Honeysuckle Orchids. There is additional artistry with clusters of berries which this trumpeting flower does produce in the upper parts of the bowl.
As is the case for all porcelain it would leave the factory as white ware and the white flowers are still so easily seen due to the superior colors. The bowl is marked with PK Silesia with an Eagle. The PK stands for Porzellanfabrik Koenigszelt which in German means Porcelain Factory in Koenigszelt an area in Northeastern Germany where the township of Silesia resides.
The Eagle back stamp was used from the 1870's to around WW1. There was a short time in the early 1920's the company used a tent as their back stamp. Having the Eagle back stamp places this bowl in the first category and it could already be at the antique age, but the company moved from Germany to Poland and I cannot guarantee that this bowl was not released before 1914 – 1920. It may still have a few years to reach the 100 year mark making it an antique.
The bowl has no chips or crazing and has had very little ware. I would think with all the color and beauty that this piece was a display dish. There are a few black dots in the porcelain. The back stamp is in green. I have several pictures so please feel free to request any additional views you may require.
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Item ID: 13P-040164
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