The tea trio was produced in Germany, in the period from 1956 to 1974 by the Schirding porcelain manufactory, Bavaria.
Beautiful, snow-white porcelain is artfully decorated with bright summer bouquets, reliefs and gilding!
Fine vintage condition but there is minimal craquelure on the back of the saucer.(not significantly) from the temperature difference.A great gift for a collector of porcelain cups or for your loved ones!)
A bit of history: In 1901, Reichel founded an art studio in the small town of Schirnding, which at that time had a population of about 600 people. Three years later, he produced his own white ware and expanded the business, so that by 1906 the factory used six modern round furnaces, had electric lighting, and its own connection to the local railway network.
: Schirnding Of Porzellan A. G. (1909–1993)
In 1909, the company was transformed into a joint-stock company under the leadership of Kommerzienrat Martin Sehendner, who also became the main shareholder. It should be noted that Zechendner, together with Christian Seltmann (owner of the famous factory in Weiden) and Johann Wallner, also purchased a porcelain factory in the city of Tierschenreuth in 1919. This business relationship helps explain how the Seltmann family became involved in the factory in 1919. Schirnding: Sehendner and Christian Seltmann were not only partners in the city of Tirschenreuth, Sehendner was also a family friend and helped Katarina Seltmann run the business in Weiden after the sudden death of her husband Christian in 1921. A few years later, Zehendner. He decided to retire, and so in 1927 he sold his shares in the Schirnding factory to the Seltmann family. Katharina Seltmann also saw this as an opportunity to retire, leaving the factory in Schirnding to her son Heinrich Seltmann (* 1899, 1979), while her son Wilhelm Seltmann took over the factory in Weiden.
After World War II, Heinrich Seltmann invested heavily in the modernization of the factory, and his knowledge and intuition helped to quickly (re -) establish many business relationships that ensured a constant number of profitable orders. In the 1960s, his son Dieter Seltmann (1938) joined the board of directors and with his ideas was able to influence the product range, including several modern designs. After Heinrich Seltmann's death in 1979, Dieter Seltmann took over as the factory's chief executive.
After German reunification in 1989–1990, the already flagging German porcelain industry faced an increasing number of problems-along with the negative impact of cheaper Asian products - as former East German factories, having lost their previous restrictions, flooded the market.