Trying to find the maker of a porcelain tray & platter......

sillybugsApril 3, 2010


I bought a platter and a tray (or whatever they today at a yard sale. They aren't a matching set, but from the design and marks, appear to be from the same maker. I have no clue who the maker is, and can't find anything about it online. I found a place that sold something with the same mark, but the page said they didn't know the name either, although it said they've come across this mark a few times. I'm hoping someone can help.

Thge mark is a pine tree (or at least looks to be a pine tree), and below the tree, there is the letter "M" on the left, and the letter "D" is on the right. Both the platter and the tray have what seems like a porcelain center piece, and then either a pewter or silver-plated border around it (it's not a solid tray...the porcelain is like a flat plate, and then the metal is just like a trim ring around it).

Here's pics of the platter first, and then the tray second. The tray does not have the tree/letter mark, but all of the other markings are similar.

The platter.....

And here's the tray.....

Note that in this pic, to the right of the "12 Z 21", there is also "2X", which you can see very faintly.

Thanks for any help or info that anyone can give me. :)

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Nothing in either of my 2 Kovels Marks books. I thought it would be so easy as excellent marks. I looked at silver book I have & it didn't have any with insets. Then I tried Antique Trader's Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics & looked under anything M or D & came up with nothing! Sorry!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 10:34PM
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Darn. Thanks for looking for me. Hopefully someone else might know what/who it is. Thanks. :)

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 1:54AM
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OK. Just in case anybody else had a piece with the tree marking and was trying to find the maker, or for anyone else that was just interested or wanted to expand their knowledge, I got an answer from someone on another board.

The maker was Max Dannnhorn in Germany. Made from 1872 to 1921. Here's a link:

Thanks for the assistance :)

P.S. Still trying to figure out if the 2nd tray was from the same maker, or a different maker that just used similar markings.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 12:23PM
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Thanks....I'll file that in my brain somewhere....just hope to retrieve it when needed!
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 1:07PM
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Villeroy & Boch, & Mettlach also made similar wares. I've never seen the Max Dannhorn mark before, but have sold lots of Mettlach.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 2:00PM
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