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.