Q I inherited a square porcelain tray marked with a crown, the initials ”P.M.,” and ”Bavaria.” The tray is pale green with a portrait of a Victorian-era lady in the center. It has slightly scalloped edges and gilt handles. Can you tell me who made it?
A Your tray was made by Porzellanfabrik Moschendorf, a porcelain factory in Hof-Mosrf, Bavaria, Germany. This mark was used from 1895 to 1937. The factory became Porzellanfabrik Otto Reinecke in 1937 and closed in 1957.