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Dessert / Salad Plates, JKW Joseph Kuba, Song Birds, W. Germany, Vintage

Dessert / Salad Plates, JKW Joseph Kuba, Song Birds, W. Germany, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Blue Birds Plate, Decorative Blue Birds Wall Plate, JKW, Eurasian Blue Tit Bird Salad / Dessert Plate, (Discontinued)
  • Made in: West Germany
  • Vintage:  1952 - 1972
  • Details:   This is a beautiful plate!  It has two gorgeous Eurasian Blue Tit Birds among pretty pink flowers.  This is part of a much loved Song Bird plate collection, the same song-bird decals were used by many different manufacturers, this one was made in West Germany by JKW (Joseph Kuba) porcelain house. If you're looking for a beautiful bird plate to decorate your home this one is in perfect condition. We wrote a rather long explanation regarding the pedigree of this plate, if you're interested, please read the details below.  A great piece to add in any style home, it's cheerful, with bright colors, and a beautiful depiction of this pretty bird. Perfect gift for any bird lover!  
  • Materials:  Porcelain
  • Dimension:  8.25 inches in Diameter 
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Vintage Condition.  There are no cracks, chips, or visible scratches on the piece.  The gold is also in excellent condition. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear  and imperfections.  

Porzellanmalerei Josef Kuba (JKW) was started by Josef Kuba in 1930 in Karlsbard, (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic), as a small decoration business.  After WWII Kuba re-opened in Wiesau (Bavaria). Since then, his work was mainly based on pieces from the Porzellanfabrik Carl Schumann factory in Arzberg (Bavaria) or the Heinrich & Co. factory in Selb (Bavaria) although he occasionally used items by other manufacturers, for example Hutschenreuther and Tirschenreuth. While Kuba decorated many items in a number of different styles, he preferred to include transfer applications based on oil paintings by the French artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard that mainly depict courting couples and also a few items with the rarely used 'Ätzgold' (etched gold) borders.   We could not determine the exact year but manufacturers began to complain that when decorators used their porcelain wares, the mark on the porcelain could be mistaken as a sign that the porcelain house was somehow affiliated with the decorator.  So to control this, a law was passed that forced commercial decorators to hide the original porcelain manufacturer's mark, this became known as the "Cover-Up" or "Transfer" Mark. On this plate you see the JKW green mark totally obscuring (almost), the original porcelain maker's mark.  We tried our best to read it, it is in black and we believe it says "Hutschenreuther".  So this is Hutschenreuther porcelain plate, decorated by JKW.

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