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.
It dates back to somewhere between the years of 18, based on the date of the mark.
for this particular cartouche mark; however, those were the years we were at war with Germany.
Though the factory closed in 1945 and this mark said to have been used after 1993, it is unclear as to what current name was/is used. https:// previously unidentified mark was identified by I don't know what the "OVID" is unless it was the name of the blank wares.
The gold blot is covering up the mark of the factory that produced the undecorated pieces.
By the late 1930s and prior to the war, they were importing sizeable amounts of tableware and giftware from Germany, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Finland, and Sweden.
This particular mark was designed in I've never seen their mark handwritten, so can't guarantee the authenticity of this, but tend to believe it is genuine.
We also like to know your general location such as city, state, country, region, etc.Please remember that all of our items are Antique and Vintage and may or may not have the usual minimal utensil marks or slight wear from normal use.Anything of significance is duly noted in our descriptions and photographed if possible.These particular marks have been dated to the years of c.1891-1914.The gold rectangle part of the second mark is covering the name of the factory that produced the blank. Lefton was a distributor of imported giftware from Japan beginning in 1940 and is apparently still in business today, although George Lefton himself is now deceased (since the mid or late 1990's).