Made In Germany
This short article covers a German porcelain decorating studio that operated either right before (in early 1910s) or right after World War I
(in 1920s), and produced a large number of hand painted porcelain plaques for export to the United States and other countries.
They marked their plaques with a characteristic round red MADE IN GERMANY stamp.  
The majority of these are rectangular 6" by 4", and decorated with Middle Eastern or Gypsy female subjects which were very popular at the time.
In addition to the red stamp, there are usually the names of the original painting and artist written in blue script on the back, along with some paper
stickers attached.
Another very characteristic feature for these plaques is overglaze gilt highlights.
The quality of the paintings varies from excellent to very poor. However, even when the quality of the painting is great, it's very easy to tell these
plaques apart from Wagner's and other high-end porcelain painters who used deeper colors and glaze and no gilt highlights.
While the "Made in Germany" studio rarely used KPM blanks, there are some examples.
Click here to see such a KPM plaque which carries both the
KPM scepter mark and the round red stamp.
Below are some typical examples of the porcelain plaques produced by the studio. Their values range from $300 to $1,000 depending on the quality
of painting and the subject.
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