Q: Can you tell me anything about this Bavaria hand-painted plate? It’s marked with three conjoined initials, “Bavaria,” and the words “hand painted 1916.”
A: The initials “PMS” stand for Paul Muller Selb. The Paul Muller Porcelain Factory started in Selb, Bavaria, in 1890. It became a branch of L. Hutschenreuther’s porcelain factory in 1917 and closed about 1957. This mark was used from 1890 to 1917. The plate would sell for about $10 to $15 on eBay.