A lovely Vienna style portrait plate, circa 1890 - 1910 with marks of two famous porcelain companies. The portrait, entitled "Amorosa" is that of a beautiful woman with long flowing brunette hair, lovely completion, dark eyes and ruby-red lips, attired in a low-cut, burgundy gown with white ruffles set against a shaded brown background. The decorating technique used was part transfer and part hand-painting. The wide scalloped border is rich burgundy with a artistic gold tracery design. The markings are "Mignon - Z.S.&Co. - Bavaria" in green, representing the Zeh & Scherzer Company, Bavaria and the series name of the plate. The other marking is "Royal Vienna" with a crown and beehive in gold, representing the Erdmann Schlegelmilch Company, Suhl, Germany. I feel the blank was produced by Zeh & Scherzer and decorated and marketed by Schlegelmillch. The plate measures 8 3/8" across; there are no cracks, chips or repairs; several tiny, no harm scratches on the design.
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