A gorgeous German serving or cabinet plate from the Ilmenau Porcelain Factory, Germany. The mold features decorations of raised tulip flowers, recessed hearts and art of rose flowers on dark blue and white back grounds. The tulips and hearts have a luminescent finish that makes it glow. There are added embellishments of golden highlights and intricate transfer images of rose flowers in gold. The plate bottom is footed and it has carry handles. This plate is fully glazed. It is reminiscent of R.S. Prussia porcelains whom they surely competed with during the early 1900's.
The back stamp of the triangles with initials "IPF" inside was used by the IPF factory between the years 1903 until 1930. Other identifying marks is the numbering. A stamped "1118" and an impressed "S296" or "5296" on the back of the rim (pictured). I used a temporary pigment to highlight that and later removed it.
IPF began production in 1777 and much later became Henneberg porcelain company. However, the mark for this plate was only used between 1903 to 1930.
This is a deep plate with a concave center. The dimensions are 10.5 inches wide and it stands 1.75 inches high. The weight is 15.4 ounces.
The condition is excellent. There are no chips, cracks, crackling or discolorations. The only wear seen is a slight rub on the highest point of the bottom of the pink tulips which is normal for the age. The glazing is in good shape throughout.
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