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Theodor Paetsch 1930s "Spritzdekor" Cake Platter

A 1930s, Art Deco, German, round cake platter with orange and yellow orange spray-painted decoration. Second-hand.

What's for sale?

This is a 1930s, Art Deco, round, German ceramic cake platter by Theodor Paetsch.

This style of decoration is known as "spritzdekor", referring to the use of an airbrush and handheld stencils to achieve the patterns and colour graduations.

Such designs were popular in Germany throughout the 1920s and 1930s. They featured airbrushed and handpainted designs of squares, waves, triangles and stripes in bright colours. Initially, designs were angular, abstract and modernist, but in the early 1930s more natural designs began including plants and flowers. Colours also became more natural and subtle, with more use of yellows, browns and oranges.

It's also a functional item and is perfect for presenting a cake, torte or cheesecake.

Who made it and when?

It was made by Steingutfabrik Paetsch during the 1930s. The maker's marks underneath read: 

  • germany
  • 2516
  • 90

The numbers in green refer to the pattern number.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition
  • There are lots of cut marks and scratches on the surface

What are the measurements?

  • 29.5cm diameter
  • 0.5cm thick
  • 773 grams

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Steingutfabrik Paetsch
Stock ID:
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