"Well, I'm not certain really what the numbers represent, as I said I found a bell online with the same number as the single tiered platter, and it clearly does not share either the pattern or the product type, as it is a bell vs a single tiered…"
"Thank you ALL for sharing your knowledge on this topic, in addition to providing links to sites where I have found even more information.
To: Michael and Tom who commented on the 2090 number mark,
I also have a chip and dip set with this…"
"Providing the dating methods is more about simply having all the information about a product and learning how to do it for next time should a item come along with the label affixed.
Not really sure what the number is meant to represent at this…"
"Hi TGo - This is not technically "Majolica" it is art pottery in the style of Antique Majolica.
Your item looks to be from the 1970's. Majolica and Maiolica have roots in ancient societies. But for the most part, one when speaks…"
"If he doesn't have a label on his tidbit tray how can he determine age by checking the labels as suggested???
Also since both have the same 2090 Serial number it seems logical to suspect that his tidbit is missing another tier.
"Brand is Lefton.
2090 is the model number.
Lefton would affix a paper label to the bottom of these.
I realise you no longer seem to have a label on yours, below is the label as on the model on the eBay link above and at the bottom of my post…"
"Majolica uses molds but they decorate with heavy glazes too. Your plate appears to have been painted. Without a back stamp or incised mark identifying your maker is improbable. I did find a company, Fritz & Floyd who makes similar plates…"
"I got my book for $.25 cents at a yard sale; also 6 others, quarter each. A bit old (1988), but full of info.
Type in the ISBN number into Google and available copies and prices will show up. You might find a more modern copy."
"Thanks again LB. Based on when the Saxon China Co was in business initially, I guess the period date of these saucers may be somewhere between 1911-1929.
I only have four of the scenes so am missing the other two. Considering their age, they're…"
"Reply by LB Laub on Thursday
Neat plate! It was made by the Saxon China Co., founded in 1911 in Sebring, Ohio. The company was purchased by the American Chinaware Corp. in 1929 and folded in 1932. It was then restarted in 1934 by W. Vern…"
"Your mark is shown in Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks, 1988, ISBN 0-89145-365-2. It is one of 6 different backstamps, and the oldest. It dates prior to 1925; exact starting date not shown. My source indicates that French-Saxon…"
"Concentrating on the information LB provided, I see that the original Saxon China is, generally speaking, much less ornately decorated, with many of the pieces being white with gold trim. I then located another sampling of what you have since…"
"Thank you as well Molly. I too have seem these images on painting etc., but I not been able to find any dishes by the Saxon China company on the web or my answer may reside in a book somewhere. Since I have saucers, there must have been cups, plates…"
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