Silesia is a region of Central Europe now located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany. The region is rich in mineral and natural resources and includes several important industrial areas and is ideal for porcelain manufacture.
These charming sandwich dishes are hand painted and signed by the artist, M. Fischer. They were made between 1900 and 1920. The four fruits represented are strawberries, cherries, plums, and apples. Each dish has a gilded edge over a gentle pale ivory background. They are in spectacular condition and look as if they were never used.
An interesting note...For a while P. K. Silesia had the sole concession to create Mickey Mouse and other Disney images in porcelain. Hitler apparently was not a fan of Mickey Mouse, and put a stop to the arrangement. The factory kept up production throughout World War II and after the war, Silesia became Polish territory
Artist Signed Hand Painted Sandwich Dishes *Silesia