Weissflog came to US from Dresden, Germany (makes sense)! In 1904 at around 17 years old and was later listed on a WWI draft card in 1917 as a 30 year old'China decorator' working for the Brauer Studio. Having a wife and 2 children by this time, he claimed exemption from military. Two years later, in 1919.
He became a naturalized US citizen, and. Kravitz, I don't know if Kravitz was in porcelain manufacture.
Weissflog died in 1953 at age 67. Which is what makes this such a mystery: all four pieces of this set have a barely visible mark on the base: Made in Occupied Japan ; it appears somebody tried to scrape or sand that mark off on each piece and I did not see them until close inspection with the right lighting. "Occupied Japan" referred to the mark required on MOST exports from Japan during the 6-7 year period from 1945 through April 25, 1952: when the Allies "occupied" Japan. According to Jan-Eric Nilsson, the.Japanese had a wonderful talent for mimicry - you will find pieces that you would swear are Dresden and when you turn them upside down, you will find Made in Occupied Japan! The collectibility of OJ is that it covered a specific 6-7 year period in our history. So who was painting these items, I have to wonder.. RE the Stouffer Studio: Jacob H. Stouffer was born in Adeline, Illinois, in 1866 and first appeared in Chicago in 1892.
In 1902 he went into business for himself as the J. In 1905 he opened his first china decorating studio at 3000 Lake Park Avenue in Chicago.
Stouffer's hand-painted china appears to have spanned approximately 15 or 20 years, from 1905 to 1920-25, during which time the company employed some of the best decorators in the business. A number of Stouffer artists also worked for. At one time or another.
Brauer's studio was closed in 1926 after his death. Jacob Stouffer died at age 46 in 1912 and his wife Marietta Mary D.Stouffer became president, followed by Finley Drummond in 1915. The company relocated to several Chicago addresses as it continued in business throughout the Great Depression and World War II, and finally ceased operations in 1952. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Cup & Saucers".
The seller is "oldblackdog" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.