The following treasures are from the living estate of Ailene & Buddy Ford; noted dealers and lifelong collectors of exceptional antique & vintage heirlooms. The Ford estate presents highly valuable items from a diverse group of genres, 95% + in excellent condition. This exquisite estate has something for every eclectic collector! xxxxxxxxxxx. the AEAA is very pleased to present this fine pair of 1900-1915 transfer & hand accented portrait plates from both the USA, and the Porzellanfabrik Moschendorf of Thuringia, Germany. The American plate has a stunning raven haired girl, and the Moschendorf Cobalt handled cake plate features a stunning girl duo, and an ornate gilded sculpted rim. The American measures 9.5 inches, and the German is 9.75 x 10.25 inches, and both weigh 2#. Our American is excellent, and German is VG with a tight base contained spider. xxxxxxxxxxxx. On February 11th 1895, the Porzellanfabrik Kuhnert & Tischler was changed into a limited company, becoming Porzellanfabrik Moschendorf A.G., and the first expansion steps were made, resulting in a total of nine kilns and a total workforce of 700 people in 1905. During 1909, Otto Reinecke took over as Managing Director and between 1909 and 1929 the company even had Philipp Rosenthal (Selb) as member of the supervisory board.During 1915 there was a change in the supervisory board and Mr. C. Bruchmann took over from Hermann Wollmer. Even if there was a shortage of raw materials during World War I, the company was still able to finish a few small building projects - in addition to the already existing six houses for the workers, three additional houses were built between 1918 and 1921. Also in 1921 the supervisory board saw another change as Bruchmann resigned and was replaced by Rudolf Reinecke, who was was also responsible for the Moschendorfer Porzellanmalerei Co. K.G. that was opened in Dresden the same year. Otto Reinecke was manager of this decoration studio until he retired from that function in 1934. The year 1922 saw the opening of another decoration studio in Eisenberg (Thuringia), but business itself was decreasing and in 1923 the company already had to fall back into short-time work. At first, 60 employees from the normal workforce of 360 were laid off. Between 1924 and 1927, two kilns were closed and working hours went down to 24 hours a week. Just managing to survive the next 10 years, the limited company finally fell apart in 1937 and Otto Reinecke, who from 1910 until 1937 had run the Porzellanfabrik F.A. Reinecke in Thuringia together with his brother Paul, completely took over the factory.