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I have a box of Bärbel Bavarian porcelain which belonged to

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I have a box of Bärbel Bavarian porcelain which belonged to my mother [born 1903]. I got around to opening it and found 6 cake plates, 6 saucers, 4 cups, a creamer, sugar bowl with lid, all unchipped, uncracked. There is a crest on the bottom above Bavaria Bärbel 101 on all the pieces. There was also a smaller box of sterling: 5 salad forks, 6 cake forks, 12 teaspoons, 6 soup spoons, 6 knives: all marked with WMF, as well as cream spoon, sugar spoon, and sugar cube pincer from a different manufacturer. Can you tell me if these are worth anything?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.
Hello, My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question, however I only assess one item or matched set per question. The WMF flatware will have more value than the china dining set. At your convenience, please choose one set, either the china or the flatware and send photos of the design and marks. ~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.
Hi, WMF stands for Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, or the Württemberg Metal Factory from Germany. In general, they produced primarily silverplated flatware. Is your flatware marked 'sterling' or 925? If yes, then the set has a value of around $1000 if no sterling, the value is around $100. Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating. ~Nora