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Puls Czechoslovakia and PT Bavaria Tirschenreuth China / Porcelain

These pieces are believed to have been in my husband's family since the 1920s.  Although the 7" plates and the sugar and creamer are very similar (almost identical) in pattern, the sugar and creamer are Czech, whereas the plates are marked Germany. ALL the pieces, though, have the same alpha-numerical marking, including the small coupe fruit bowls that have no other marking and clearly do not match.

Because of the history involved during the 1920s-1940s, I am having a difficult time finding anything regarding "Puls" and would love some expert advice on the background and worth of the items. Also, if anyone could shed some light on the meaning of these alpha-numerical markings, it would be much appreciated.  

I haven't found a similar pattern online and the sugar and creamer are particularly lovely with the pink rose painted on one side and the yellow and orange on the other. 

I am grateful for any comments.  Thanks.


china / porcelain, paint, glaze
Distinguishing marks: 
Sugar and creamer are marked, "Puls Czechoslovakia" with a crown emblem; 7" plates are marked, "PT Bavaria Tirschenreuth Germany" with a crown and shield emblem; coupe bowls are unmarked. ALL have the alpha-numerical marking, "SGGRB1."
Date Period: 
Size and dimensions of this item: 
Plates are 7" in diameter; sugar bowl is approx 6" wide w/handles and stands approx 4" high to lid top; creamer is approx 5.25" from handle to spout & stands approx 3" to top of the handle; bowls are 5.25" in diameter
Items believed to have been in husband's family since the 1920s.
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Lovejoy's picture

The PULS marking is one used by Pfeiffer & Lowenstein. The letters in the Marks are Pfeiffer u (and) lowenstein schlackenwerth. The company was founded in 1873 by Ludwig Lowenstein in Ostrov , Czech Republic (Schlackenwerth, Bohemia Austria). In 1900 the factory was run by Josef Pfeiffer Jr, and it was called Pfeiffer & Lowenstein. In 1938 the Nazis confiscated the Lowensteins shares, the factory became known as Porcelain Factory Schlackenwerth Josef Pfeiffer. The business closed in 1949. The marking on your piece was used from about 1920 until about 1941. The other marking "SGGRB1" is probably an inventory marking. Not much value though, demand for china like this peaked back in the 1990's, 1920's-30's  cream and sugars like this often go for less than $35.00. 

mar252011's picture


Thanks so much for the background information on the PULS marking, as well as the explanation for inventory marks--much appreciated. 

Any thoughts on the Bavarian plates or the unmarked coupe bowls?  The information that I found indicates the plates are from no later than 1927, but are possibly from the 1800s. 


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