I have 2 plates that I need the same type of appraisal for. They are two wonderful and in excellent condition plates with scallop themes and rose paintings.
AW says: Wow, it looks like you’ve gotten some good hits at this auction! I’d recognize this mark anywhere, it’s Rosenthal which is a very good quality German, Bavaria China co.
Like many companies, they have many different marks, this mark dates the piece at around 1910.
They would be Bon Bon dishes.
Date Range Made: 1905-1910
Retail Value: $175.00 -$250 for the pair.
Wholesale Value: $100-$150
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)
Quicksale Value: $75.00-$100
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.
Common Trade Terminology: Handpainted 1910 Rosenthal Bavaria China matching Bon Bon dishes. Bavarian China, Scalloped dishes.
Slang Terms: Bon Bons, candy dishes.
Selling Tips: eBay is a great resource to sell them. I’d use ‘Hand painted 1910 Rosenthal Bavaria China matching Bon Bon dishes.’ in the title.
Now here’s the thing with these Phillip, many people, myself included, would not break up the pair, they’ve been together for so long, it would seem a shame to do so, but if you sell them separately you may get more money.
You see a Bon Bon dish is something that is perfectly acceptable as a ‘single’ as opposed to a single salt or pepper shaker, or a lamp.
If you do this, I would wait a while before you sell the second one, OR if you get a very good price for the first one, offer the second at the same price to the buyer, or backup bidder.