Antique pair of souvenir china tea plates - "Birmingham, The Town Hall"
Antique pair of souvenir china tea plates - "Birmingham, The Town Hall"
Antique pair of souvenir china tea plates - "Birmingham, The Town Hall"
Antique pair of souvenir china tea plates - "Birmingham, The Town Hall"
Antique pair of souvenir china tea plates - "Birmingham, The Town Hall"

Antique pair of souvenir china tea plates - "Birmingham, The Town Hall"

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Late 19th / early 20th century ceramic ware, made in Bohemia by "Victoria, Austria" - FREE UK P&P
£18.75

Product description

Antique pair of souvenir china tea plates - "Birmingham, The Town Hall"
 
A nice pair of antique souvenir china tea plates, by "Victoria, Austria" - a name used by "Victoria" Schmidt & Company of Bohemia, which became part of Czechoslovakia in 1919, having previously belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire - in white glaze with hand-coloured transfer views of "BIRMINGHAM, THE TOWN HALL" (the transfers are identical, although there are very slight differences in the colouring) and twin gilt bands; each plate is marked to the base with a dark greenish-blue printed crown stamp with the words "VICTORIA / AUSTRIA". 
 
Although both plates - being genuine old pieces - show some signs of age (see condition description below), together with manufacturing imperfections including stray gilt / transfer marks, occasional spot marks and a few tiny bumps in the glaze (which has a finely pockmarked finish throughout, visible upon close inspection), they would display well as decorative accessories in a period-style interior, or else would make an interesting addition to a collection of antique souvenir china and/or Birmingham memorabilia.
 
Date / era: Late 19th or early 20th century
 
Material: Porcelain
 
Brand / manufacturer: "Victoria, Austria" ("Victoria" Schmidt & Company)
 
Country of origin: Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic)
 
Dimensions (approx., each): 16.2cm (6.4in) diameter; 2.1cm (0.85in) deep at edge when laid flat
 
Condition: Some age wear including scratching, abrasion and slight marking to surfaces, wear to gilt, wear / imperfections to transfers, and marking and tiny nibbles - perhaps dating from manufacture - to feet (please see photos)
 
Unit quantity: 2 (1 pair)
 
Unit weight (approx., before packing for transit): 290g
 
No. of units available (at last update): 1
 

Unit Price: £18.75 GBP - including FREE standard delivery within the United Kingdom
 
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Brand Victoria Austria
Code 5/168
Condition Used