Founded in 1794 in Tettau, Bavaria, the Royal Bayreuth firm is well known for it's superior quality items. Included in this list are their Rose Tapestry pieces. The tapestry look was achieved by pressing fabric against the damp surface of the porcelain giving the textured look and feel of fabric.
This beautiful Royal Bayreuth charger plate is decorated with an array of soft pastel pink, yellow. lavender and white roses with accenting green leaves. The pattern is very similar to that used on their rose tapestry pieces. The plate is adorned with a decorative gold ring surrounding the center of the plate and gold edge. Although the plate is marked "Hand Painted Ivory", the decoration is a transfer design. Perhaps this marking occurs because of the gold edging. The charger measures 12 1/2" across and is stamped in blue with the #2 mark, which is the most commonly found mark, circa late 1800's to pre-World War II era. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some gold is worn on the rim. Beautiful pattern.
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