Salad Plate, JKW Joseph Kuba, Song Birds, W. Germany, Vintage

Salad Plate, JKW Joseph Kuba, Song Birds, W. Germany, Vintage


Vintage Salad Plate, JKW Song Bird, Eurasian Blue Tit, West Germany – SEE BELOW FOR DESCRIPTION & CONDITION



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  • Pattern:  Unknown -Floral
  • Vintage:  1952 – 1972
  • Details:   This is a beautiful plate!  This is part of a much loved Song Bird collection of bird plates, the same song bird decals were used by many different decorators.  This plate features the gorgeous Eurasian Blue Tit, this small bird (only 4-5 inches long), is usually found in woodlands, parks and gardens across the UK.  If you’re just looking for a beautiful plate to decorate your home then this will not disappoint, it’s in perfect condition. However, if you’re looking to complete a place setting, please pay close attention because the decal (the birds), may be the same, but the shape, size and verge on the plates may be very different than your set, again, because it’s been issued by several different makers. 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.  
  • Shipping is included, (Continental US only), unless otherwise noted.  This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection.  AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location. 

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.

Additional information

Weight1.9 lbs
Dimensions11 × 11 × 3 in


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