Dating salt and pepper shakers
This is the seal used by Ebeling and Reuss Importers located in Pennsylvania, which is still in business today. Zeh, Frederick Ebeling and Theodore Reuss started out in Philadelphia, but settled in Allentown.In the 1950's they were the largest suppliers of high quality giftware, including porcelain products, in North Eastern United States. Today they are owned by the Strathmore Corporation of Blue Pageant products have the word Porzellam, but it is not misspelled, but rather it is a trademark used by Gerold Porzellan.Gerold Porzellan Bavaria Made in Western-Germany Here is an example of a pre-1949 mark with a separate "Made in Western-Germany" stamp.Apparently, these items had already been made, but because of the founding of the GDR they quickly added the stamp to be in compliance for trade.
They've used a variety of colors, such as green, blue, black, and gold inks.
I include them here for resource purposes in the hopes they will help other people to identify and learn more about their Gerold items.
I am happy to provide a copyright notice if the photo belongs to you. This is a labor of love for those who collect or sell Gerold Porzellan.
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To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s App Choices app here.so an item claimed to have been made before 1949 could also have been made much later, a dating is only possible when knowing more about the marking procedures of the company." Source: