I have compotes, demitasse cups/saucers as well as 12 complete place settings.
I was wondering if you could tell me anything about them or how I might find out their worth.
By the middle of the 18th century, figures styled after Italian commedia dell'arte characters were common, and by the end of the 18th century, faience was out and Dresden-decorated, Meissen-made porcelain was in.
During this period, in 1882, the first use of the Crown Dresden stamp was pioneered by a decorator named Helena Wolfsohn.
Therefore, with eventually over 200 small decorators in the city of Dresden at that time, each with a slightly different mark, it became impossible to catalogue all the individual marks.It has a gold rose on the bottom of each piece also.Its is beautiful with with birds and a lot of gold.Dresden was an important centre for the artistic, cultural and intellectual movement, and it attracted painters, sculptors, poets, philosophers and porcelain decorators alike.It was not the porcelain factories but the painting studios that were responsible for Dresden Porcelain being so well known all over the world.