Q&A on Collecting: Porcelain dishes are ‘berry’ nice

Anne McCollam advises readers about the value and history of their antiques.

BY Anne McCollam Published: February 11, 2013
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Q&A on collecting
Porcelain dishes are ‘berry’ nice

Q: Enclosed is a photo of a delicate berry dish set that was given to my husband, who is now 88 years old, by his grandmother many years ago. The large bowl measures over nine inches in diameter, and the four individual bowls are more than five inches in diameter. The set is decorated with white flowers, pale yellow soft orange flowers and green leaves. The scalloped edges are green with gold trim, and the set is in perfect condition. Marked on the back of each dish are a crown and a crest and the word “Bavaria.” They all have the number “1796,” and the master dish has the number “69,” and the individual ones have the number “58.” Thank you for whatever information you can give me.

A: Bavaria was the...

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