This set of Furstenberg dishes dates back to 1918-1920. The set has survived surprisingly well with no chips, cracks or crazing. The gold has worn of a bit on the edge of the plates and there is some brown residue on the inside of the spout of the teapot, but that is all! The roses are very life like and wonderful. The shape of the teapot just invites you to sit down to a pot of tea and some cakes or crumpets! This is a fully usable set.
The Fürstenberg China Factory (German: Porzellanmanufaktur Fürstenberg) was founded on 11 January 1747 in Fürstenberg an der Weser by Johann Georg von Langen at the direction of Duke Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and is the second oldest porcelain manufacturer in Germany that still operates on its original site.
Measurements are: platter is 13" x 8 ½, plates are 9 7/8" and teapot is 10 ½ handle to spout and 5" tall.