Can you tell me about the Z.S.&C% of Bavaria?
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Glenda I did reply. It is a creamer by Z.S.&Co. It looks sort of like Lennox (not Belleek) in a Haviland-type style. It has a gold rim and Handle with an embossed "R" on the front and I think the signature on the back says G.R Robi*(p?)o*(p?). I would like to know its value...I looks like china my husband's family had, all embossed with the "R".
The Z.S. & Co. Bavaria China Creamer Monogrammed, has an estimated value on the secondary retail market for an of average of $40.00-45.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, I would check with your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for. As antiques and collectibles are subject in selling price to different areas across the country..( Larger Metropolitan Areas bring higher prices then Smaller Cities. ).
History of the Company:
. 'Zeh, Scherzer & Co.' was founded in 1880 they produced a wide range of pieces including coffee and tea sets, as well as decorational porcelain. They caught the eye of the 'Geo. Borgfeldt & Co.' company and during January 1907 and May 1908 'Zeh, Scherzer & Co.' produced a series of items exclusively for the company from New York, based on an agreement between Borgfeldt and Zeh who had met earlier. The company opened its own art department in 1908 and next to many other famous designers also Professor Fritz Klee (who later became director of the 'Königliche Fachschule' in Selb) was employed as advisor..Porzellanfabrik Zeh, Scherzer & Co. A.G. (1910 until 1992). After becoming a limited company, the business started to expand gradually as the name of 'Zeh, Scherzer & Co.' established itself on the German market. The design department and the art department had started to work together closely, exchanging ideas and successfully integrating art elements in normal household products. With such trained designers, the design department itself was no longer necessary and was slowly disbanded from 1919 onwards. Some collectors like to point out that this was the geatest period of the company, resulting in some of the most beautiful pieces produced. Between 1924 and 1935 the company also owned the 'Porzellanfabrik Elster' which was located in Mühlhausen in Saxony. Even though the proprietors of that factory constantly changed, the marks remained in use relatively stable; the version used during the 'Zeh, Scherzer & Co.The company had a high-class reputation and was named together with other famous German manufacturers like 'Hutschenreuther' and 'Rosenthal'. But just like the other porcelain manufacturers in Germany, the company had more and more problems to cope with cheap imports. During this time, the company even reduced its tradename (and mark) to 'Scherzer & Co.' or simply 'Scherzer 1880', which was easier to pronounce in other countries. But from the middle of the 80's onwards, sales were slowly declining. Up until 1991 the company was still privately owned, but then the majority of shares was taken over by the 'Allerthal A.G.' investment company. Re-structuring the whole business and trying to prevent the inevitable was not the kind of solution that the 'Allerthal A.G.' had in mind. One thing that hurts most in any limited company are losses for the shareholders and the specialists from the 'Allerthal A.G.' had various predictions for the German porcelain market - and none of them where positive. They instantly informed the other shareholders of a plan to save their money and called for a shareholder meeting. Production was instantly reduced and the company officially stopped production in 1992. Porzellanfabrik Zeh, Scherzer & Co. A.G. (1992 until ...) After production had been shut down nearly everything of the former porcelain factory was sold and the resulting money was re-invested into the company itself which then started to invest in smaller companies and other real estate operations. Even if the old name is XXXXX XXXX by the holding (which is now fully integrated into the 'Allerthal A.G.' investment group) it is unlikely that any piece of porcelain will ever carry the name of 'Zeh, Scherzer & Co.' again.
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