I have been unable to figure out what year a gravy boat was produced. It was originally purchased in Germany when my gradmother vistited there I believe. On the bottom is the normal Hutschenreuther lion stamp but below it are red numbers stamped 1230774. I been unable to find anything online that resembles it. It would be nice to find out if the other pieces of the set could be purchased.
Picture of the mark, please ... that could tell us roughly in which period it was made and (perhaps) if it was made in the main factory or finished in the decoration studio.
Here is the pic of the bottom
You got a very nice Hutschenreuther piece in floral design. The history of Hutschenreuther is quite confusing since the company is owned by a group of artists. The back stamp mark your gravy boat has is the lion mark in green ink. Actually from the mark itself you can tell what year it is produced. The mark like in your Hutschenreuther has, have two different colors: green and gold. Which indicates what year they are produced. The lion mark in green is used between 1970 and 1985. There are lots of Hutschenreuther being sold online. I'm pretty sure you can find something that match your Hutschenreuther gravy boat.
Mark of the Hutschenreuther art department in Selb-Ploessberg, used between 1976 and 1983.
Note on the post of 'CatherineM': "... is owned by a group of artists ...". First of all, the company was never owned by 'a group of artists'. And then you write it as if the company still exists, which is not the case:
In 1997 the Hutschenreuther brand and trademarks were sold to the Winterling Group, while a portion of the former Hutschenreuther business was continued as part of the BHS Tabletop (Bauscher-Hutschenreuther-Schoenwald) Group, specialist for hotel and restaurantware. Since then, former 'Hutschenreuther' itself was merely a brand, not an independent manufacturer anymore.
The Winterling Group went bankrupt in 2000. Rosenthal (since 1997 under main stock shareholder Waterford Wedgwood PLC) in 2000 took over the Hutschenreuther assets from the bankrupt Winterling Group.
In 2008/2009, Waterford Wedgwood itself became insolvent, Rosenthal was sold off to Sabonet Paderno. Rosenthal today still creates a few items under the 'Hutschenreuther' brand, but both names have lost much of their former reputation.
Thanks! I was born in 1980 in Landstuhl, Germany in 1980 so it fits that date ranges you stated.
I happen to have 25 pieces that match your gravy boat. I have a platter, 6 dinner plates, 6 luncheon plates, 6 dessert plates, and 6 saucers. however i do not have the tea cups. Mint cond. never used. willing to sell.
@Hutschenreuther 25 piece
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Thankyou for your input !
Your welcome, no problem.