Q: I have a dish with this crown and shield mark on the bottom. Can you tell me who made it and when it was made?
A: This crown and shield mark was used by Waechtersbach Earthenware Factory. The company was founded in Schlierbach, Hesse, Germany, in 1832 and is still in business. Waechtersbach is known for its brightly colored glazed earthenware. The company makes dinnerware in vivid solid colors and patterns, holiday dinnerware, and a traditional red plate with the words "You Are Special Today" written around the edge. Since 1975 china made by Waechtersbach has been distributed in the United States by Waechtersbach USA, Inc., of Kansas City, Missouri. Your mark is similar to a mark used about 1930. For more information, check the website http://www.waechtersbachusa.com/.
Waechtersbach Earthenware Factory