As with so many pieces I have collected over the years, I must work at finding a good story to tell you.
Although I've had this beautiful hand-painted tray for many years, it wasn't until last week that I tried to find some answers on it's origin.
The whiteware, stamped "UNO Favorite Bavaria", was produced by the well known C. Hutschenreuther Company in Germany.
It took several days before I found the most interesting story about the red stamp Sandwich.
A mother, already well-known for her portrait paintings, and her two daughters, produced hand-painted china in the early 1900's, using the imported whiteware.
Because of a long illness her son suffered, Mrs. M.H. Sandwich and her children, left
their native Georgia to a dryer climate in Texas.
It's in Corsicana, Texas, where Mrs. Sandwich imported crates of Bavarian China, to be hand-decorated, using her memories and love of her native South.
It is said, that during those years, thousands of pieces were produced.
A family cottage industry ....and I have one small piece of it.
Interesting story and a beautiful plate.ReplyDelete
Believe it or not, I found the most information on Ancestry.com.....after their mother died, the oldest daughter went on to become a portrait artist.Delete
That is a beautiful piece! Great story too, I can imagine the crates of china ready to be painted...what a sight that must have been:)ReplyDelete
It really is a great story that you can find by reading the Sandwich Family Tree on Ancestry.com. One article, written for the local paper, listed 6 dinner plates for $6,75.Delete
Sorry....above comment should have read "$6.75".Delete
So glad you found the history of this piece, very interesting and a beautiful piece, too!ReplyDelete
To tell you the truth, it was slow going....I had no idea the word Sandwich was a family name.Delete
It's such a pretty piece and wasn't it fun to learn about it. I'm glad you did research and found some answers.ReplyDelete
Blogging helps.... because I always want to give a good story. I read so much wonderful information, about the family, on Ancestry.Delete