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    Posted 5 years ago

    vetraio50
    (700 items)

    The faience plate came from the Salvo's more than ten years ago! But its identity eluded me for years until some CW mates solved the mystery with these comments from Elizabethan: "It's C. V. Brack from Traastrup, Denmark."
    and Jensen added:
    "Yes, Elisabethan is right: Alma Andersen & Søren Klein Rasmussen owned 'Alma Keramik' and the pottery was manufactured at Brack and Sons (Carl Vilhelm Brack) in Taastrup (about 20 km from Copenhagen)."

    However further clarification came from the grandson of Alma & Frederik :

    "I have to make a correction.

    Alma Keramik was owned by Alma Andersen and Frederik Klein Rasmussen.

    Their son was named Søren and is a potter in his own right.

    The dish was produced by Brack and sold unglazed to Alma who the decorated it. It is from before the war, sometime in the late 1930's and while Brack & sons was in Taastrup.

    Alma Keramik was located in Vanløse in Copenhagen.

    Alma & Frederik were my grandparents and Søren is my father."

    It is 27.5 cm or 10.8"in diameter.

    The green in the floral decoration is a form of lustre.

    The marks on the back of the plate are both impressed and painted. I can see "58/1" & "C v B" but there is more to that impressed mark than that! These letters are those of Carl Vilhelm Brack - the maker of the blank.

    It also says Alma / Denmark. The Alma mark is for the Alma Pottery in Vanløse in Copenhagen. But it also indicates the decorator : Alma Andersen.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      STUNNING !! LOVE THE PLATE!!!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Very nice plate! It sais 'Alma' (it's a womans name but probably not the makers name). When I search the net by writing 'Alma keramik Denmark' I see items with that writing like yours at it sais Midcentury. You will probably soon find the maker.... Good luck!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      It's C.V.Brack from Traastrup Denmark.
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      The info sais 'the two sons took over their fathers studio in the 1930's.'
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Thanks ELISABETHAN! I am so happy.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      I'm glad you're happy :)
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, ELISABETHAN, BRATJDD, KIVATINITZ, HO2CULTCHA, BELLTOWN, WALKSOFTLY, AGHCOLLECT 'n VIOLETORANGE too !!!!!!!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Gorgeous plate and how good is it that Elisabethan identified it!
    9. jensen jensen, 5 years ago
      Yes, Elisabethan is right: Alma Andersen & Søren Klein Rasmussen owned 'Alma Keramik' and the pottery was manufactured at Brack and Sons (Carl Vilhelm Brack) in Taastrup (about 20 km from Copenhagen).
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN 'n to you too JENSEN!

      Thanks guys for helping me with this one !
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      It's amazing the amount of Danish material that crops up in Australia!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks DANDYSCANDY !!!!!!!
    13. toracat toracat, 5 years ago
      Pretty! Has a tile look to it!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks DON, CINDB & MIKELV !!!!!!!
    15. jensen jensen, 5 years ago
      Yes, it is a little strange, actually. Royal Copenhagen I can understand, but it seems that also lesser known pottery somehow turns up in Australia. Alas, no Australian pottery turns up here!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO, GARGOYLECOLLECTOR, JEWELS, MANIKIN 'n MUSIKCHOO too !!!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Hi JENSEN ! After WWII many immigrants came to Australia from Europe and brought items with them. Perhaps this is one of those items?
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SURFDUB !!!!!!!!
    19. Zowie Zowie, 5 years ago
      What a wonderful plate my friend I love been off line for awhile keep well
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ZOWIE & ANNELANDERS too !!!!!!'
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!!!
    22. jensen jensen, 5 years ago
      Yes, you may be right (about immigrant bringing items with them) - I don't think this pottery was imported and sold in Australia.
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      I agree JENSEN. It would be a memory of home!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME, DENISE 'n LUNDY !!!!!!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MARYH !!!!!!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SOUTHCOP !!!!!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN too !!!!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD 'n NORDICMAN too !!!!
    29. Zowie Zowie, 5 years ago
      I really don't love being off line it a pain in the butt. I just read what I said & that's how it read back to me. Anyway I hope all is well for you & you have a great Christmas & new Year with friends & family take care be well.
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ZOWIE 'n PHIL !!!!!!!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Season's Greetings to you and yours, ZOWIE!!!!!!

      We're down in Melbourne for a few days !!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GARY !!!!!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MELANIEJ !!!!!!!
    34. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Is a wondeful plate, love the pattern!
      Merry Christmas to you and family vetraio!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VIRGINIA VINTAGE, PETEY & CINDB !!!!!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GARY !!!!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks BRUNSWICK !!!!!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VERBATIM !!!!!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks LIVE.ELECTRICALLY !!! !! ! !! !!!
    41. Stinus, 2 years ago
      I have to make a correction.
      Alma Keramik was owned by Alma Andersen and Frederik Klein Rasmussen. Their son was named Søren and is a potter in his own right.
      The dish was produced by Brack and sold unglazed to Alma who the decorated it. It is from before the war, sometime in the late 1930's and while Brack & sons was in Taastrup, Alma Keramik was located in Vanløse in Copenhagen.
      Alma & Frederik were my grandparents and Søren is my father.
    42. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      Kevin, I love this charger! I believe it wasn't until I came here to CW that I learned about them myself. As you know, my great Uncle Frank was an artist, a commercial artist as an employee, but on to doing various works of Folk Art which is where my appreciation for Folk Art must come from and these plates or chargers all seem to have that commonality for me. I'm glad that I didn't fully miss this one, I love it!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks SHAREURPASSION !!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      STINUS ---- Thanks so much for clearing up the details of this plate !!!

      I will fix up the details now !!!

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