Antique Carlsbad Austria Butter Pats - Pattern CAR46 - Set of 8
Really nice set of 8 antique butter pats. CA 1891 -1895
The back mark is an importers mark. It is the mark for Alexander Klingenburg Importing. He operated his importing firm at 35 & 37 Park Place, New York City, from 1880 until 1894 at the time of his death. The mark was used until 1895 at which time Charles L. Dwenger purchased the importing company. The mark Dwenger used was similar but the middle of the circle says AK Co.
Klingenburg purchased quality white ware from European markets for decorating by studio painters and commercial dinnerware companies. In this case these butter pats were manufactured and decorated by a Carlsbad Austria china dinnerware company. This decoration pattern CAR46 is listed in the Carlsbad pattern section at Replacements, Inc.
This dainty pattern with gray and white flowers, brown and gold stems and leaves is partially transfer/decal and hand painted. Due to the handwork on the butters, the decoration on each dish will vary just a bit. This prolific pattern can be found readily available on a great many pieces of the dinnerware but I haven't seen any butter pats in this pattern until now.
CONDITION: I don't see any chips, nicks, scratches, utensil marks, or stains.
If you want to make an addition to your dinnerware or if you collect butter pats these would make a nice addition to your collection.
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