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All trade with Germany totally ceased during that time.
There would have been no special orders between Ovington's of New York and Rosenthal of Germany during those particular years.
Amanda said it appears that her great great grandparents were immigrants from Germany.
Founded in 1886, they were importers of china and glass from Europe.
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The elderly lady said it had been in her family for many, many years.
Found on back of a 19th Century French Pastel Portrait by M. Kimball, a documented American Artist who exhibited a portrait drawing in a Paris Salon in 1886. This is a modern-day mark, probably a decorating mark, and is said to have been used after 1993.
The factory was in business 1803-1945 under a variety of names, the last of which was the above name beginning in 1902.
They also had a decorating studio in Limoges, France. My speculation is that this overglaze green stamp was provided for application on the whiteware after decoration with the flower pattern that was copied by the artists. This appears to be the stamp of the manufacturer of the board/paper used by artists for their creations.
Pattern name is Stamped label written in French which appears to say something about "Honorable Mention at Exposition Universelle of 1855, Papier, Carton, Chassis, Toiles, Anti-Ponce pour le Pastel, P. Apparently, he was given honorable mention for his products at the1855 Exposition.
Grandmother meant a great deal to the couple and passed along many of their things to her, including this vase.