This listing is for a gorgeous vintage Schumann Bavaria Empress Dresden Flower large oval bread tray with wide reticulated (pierced) border with colorful hand painted flowers and gilt embellishment. The two reticulated designs alternate between a basket weave pattern painted with flowers and foliage and a cut out floral pattern painted with large flowers and foliage. There is also a reticulated pattern featured between and above each alternating design. The center of the tray is decorated with a colorful floral bouquet with a floral swag and a gilded leaf swag intertwined around the center design. Marked on reverse with maker's trademark stamp and "Schumann, Bavaria, Germany US Zone" with"12" and "18" also stamped on bottom. This mark was used from 1945-1949 while Bavaria was occupied by the U.S. after the end of WWII. This is the most elaborately decorated and most impressive of any Schumann Bavaria porcelain I have seen.
Dimensions: 1 3/4" high with the top measuring 12 1/4" long and 8 1/2" wide. Weighs 1 pound.
Condition: This nice bread tray is in excellent Estate condition with no scratches, chips, cracks or repairs reflecting minimal, if any, signs of wear.
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