Thursday, July 7, 2011

Schumann Bavaria China

Schumann Bavaria Teacup and Saucer
Schumann Bavaria Teacup and Saucer
It's sometimes hard to pick a favorite...  But (currently) one of my favorite floral china patterns that I own is probably my Schumann Bavaria china set. I have pictures of this set in a previous post, but today I wanted to show you some close-ups so you can see why the set is special.

Schumann Bavaria Reticulated porcelain china 10 inch plate
Schumann Bavaria 10 inch Desert plate

I bought an entire set of this china at an estate sale; originally because I wanted the large 10 inch plate, which I believe is a desert "platter".  

Schumann Bavaria china plate Reticulated porcelain
Schumann Bavaria 10 inch plate
The floral paintings remind me of Victorian botanical prints, the flowers are lush and beautiful, and the colors are bright.  (OK, maybe I wouldn't have used quite so much purple and orange...)  I love the pierced (also called reticulated) rim of the plate, and how the flowers were painted on the solid part of the pierced lattice, which was cut to accommodate the shape of the painting.  (Reticulated means forming a net or network as in the veins of some leaves - I had to look that up).  Gold gilt painted swirls and scrolls were added, possibly by hand. This plate was lovingly designed and executed, not rushed through mass production shortcuts.   
Schumann Bavaria Teacup designs
Six different Teacup designs
Looking more closely at the teacups, I realized that there were six different flower designs on different teacups.  How cool is that?  :)  [OK, so I am easily amused.  But if I get to wax poetic about the ceramic pinch pots my children make and paint at school, can't I gush about this set of china?]  

Schumann Bavaria Teacup designs
Four different desert plate designs
The desert plates had multiple designs as well, four of them are pictured.   
Schumann Bavaria Teacup designs
Schumann Bavaria Sugar bowl
There is more to the set but I think I have spent enough of your time.  Click here to see the set displayed in my Welsh Dresser.
I hope you are enjoying your family and your summer!

Click on any image to see it larger - the details glow!

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34 comments:

LV said...

I do not need the dishes I have, but still will look at them as through I do. This is truly a lovely pattern. I can see why you treasure them.

dogsmom said...

I can see what this is a favorite - I would just display it and dream over it.

Maggie said...

oh lucky you!

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Annie said...

That's one fantastic, fancy and colorful set of dishes!

Rhonda said...

This makes me swoon! I usually don't like the coffee cups that go with most sets of china but these are breath taking!
Thanks for coming to THT.
Rhonda

lvroftiques said...

Oh Jeanne they're gorgeous!! I would've grabbed them up in a red hot minute too!
Yes unfortunately the plates were $20 each (At $2 each I would've probably fainted from joy! Lol!)....and I'm still tempted because they're breathtaking. *winks* Vanna

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

They are beautiful. You are so lucky!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Bravarian china is gorgeous!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, your china is gorgeous. I really love the pattern. I am always looking when I am out thrifting for vintage dishes....this is a pattern I'd be drawn too!! Happy VTT!

Susan said...

I absolutely love your Bravarian China!! It is so pretty!

Martha said...

I love the floral Bavarian china -- it is so pretty.

Rettabug said...

Glorious china! "Wax on..." poetically, that is. They're beautiful & I'm green with envy over them.
Off to check out your Welsh dresser. I'm thinking of getting in to replace my bakers rack, so I'm very interested.

fondly,
Rett

(Visiting from Seasonal Sundays)

Megan said...

Thanks for posting. I am so in love with china. I only have two sets, but I would buy more if I thought I could store it all.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Snap said...

Beautiful pattern. I love the cutouts on the plates. I figure a girl can never have too many dishes (or too many shoes)!!!!!!! Have a great week!

Pamela said...

Those are gorgeous!

Bevelry said...

Over from Boogie Board Cottage. How gorgeous this china is. Lovely.

tammylovesdishes said...

Oh, these are sooo pretty. Love the different floral designs and the cut out edges. Gorgeous!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful set of china. I love how the teacups have a different flower on them. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These are just gorgeous, I can see why you love and enjoy them so much! Love hearing about them. amazing the detail and painting on them. thanks for sharing the lovliness at VIF!!
xo Debra

antheam said...

Beautiful china! I also read your post with milk glass-your plates are gorgeous! I also hope it goes up in price in years to come...:)

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful and elegant teacups and saucers. So delicate and colorful. Love them.
Cindy

Mogs Designs said...

such pretty china

Scribbler said...

Understandable that these are a favorite. They have my name all over them, if you ever get tired of them!

Scribbler said...

Understandable that these are a favorite. They have my name all over them, if you ever get tired of them!

Diann said...

Oh, this set is just gorgeous! I love the colors, pattern and design. I am so excited that you were able to get this set! Thank you for joining TTF an have a great day!

Vee said...

It is a beautiful set and I can see why you purchased them. I don't have an entire set of Bavarian china, though I do have a piece here and there and the colors are bright and beautiful. They make a gal take notice that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

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The Tablescaper said...

This is a gorgeous set. I can see why it is (currently) your favorite! I have a peice or two (a pitcher and maybe one plate) but mine aren't nearly as fine as yours. I love the pierced plates an I've never seen the cups. Such a magnificent set.

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Kim said...

What a sweet blog! I'm so happy to have found it. You've got a follower in me for sure. I love those adorable dishes - beautiful!
Hope you stop by for a visit sometime!
xoxo,
Kim

Madison said...

Beautiful china! I love china also and I can see why this set is your favourite. The colours of the flowers are so vibrant.

I am your newest follower and you will probably be commenting on a lot of your older posts as I read through them.

Madison xxx

Tammy @ Type A said...

love! the colors are perfect and the lace work is gorgeous.

Maggie said...

Lovely china, it reminds me of the porcelain my neighbour in Bavaria used when she served us coffee in the afternoon.

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous! I saw a 4 piece set at an antique store - wish I had picked them up!
Just love the colors and the pattern!
Kathy

Jo said...

OMG OMG OMG I have fallen in love!!!! That is quite possibly the most amamzing set of china that I have ever seen. There is nothing that is not beautiful on that set.

The colours, the shape and the reticulation make it stunning. You are very priviledged to own it. (I am so jealous).

I hope that you use it regularly. I am going to go look at the rest of your blog. I could never see too much of that pattern.

Thanks for coming over to my little blog. I am going to follow you, please pop back and follow me too. I enjoyed your comment very much.

fondest regards Jo