Offered for sale is a hand painted porcelain ice cream set made in Germany by the firm of Marx & Gutherz, circa 1876-1889. The mark shown was used mainly for wares made for import to the United States, so this set would have graced our late Victorian era homes. With Ice cream becoming a new tasty sensation; the well-heeled had to have special dessert services to cater to this remarkable delight. The design is Moorish and intricately executed with bright vivid colors.
The large serving bowl is in excellent condition with minute to no enamel loss, but most of the bowls have some scratches, especially where the bowls have been stacked on each other. The scratches are minor however, and do not really detract from the beauty of these pieces, there are no chips, breaks, cracks, or repairs.
Size of Ice Cream Platter: 16" length by 8 1/4" width,
Size of 9 Serving Bowls: 5 1/2" diameter.