RARE 9 1/4 INCH HEINRICH PORCELAIN PLATE GRAF ZEPPELIN LZ127 HINDENBURG
GERMAN ZEPPELIN LUNCH PLATE
Fine porcelain 1920s German zeppelin company lunch plate from Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei, 9 1/4" diameter bearing gilt and blue rim, with the company's name and logo featuring a zeppelin superimposed upon an image of the earth. The reverse side bears the stamp and name of maker "Heinrich-Elfenbein-Porzellan, Bavaria" as well as the mark "Eigentum Der Deutschen/Zeppelin-Reederei' indicating property of the German Zeppelin Shipping Company.
Fine condition. No chips, no cracks, bright glaze with no wear.
Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei was a commercial airline based in Frankfurt that operated zeppelins in regular transatlantic service, including the famous LZ 129 Hindenburg. Following the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 the DZR stopped transatlantic service, although it launched a new airship in 1938 and had another on order.