This is a fine example of the Neuozier Pattern from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s personal service. To say that the Kaiser lived an opulent life style during his reign (1888-1918) is a DEFINITE understatement. He enjoyed a private yacht, the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern, numerous castles, and entertained guests in a manner befitting his status. Part of the entertainment included the table he set. He had many tableware patterns at his disposal, which were used for specific occasions. I am not sure exactly how many different patterns existed (I am aware of at least five), but this pattern is one of my two favorites, (the other being the Damaskus pattern).
The Neuozier Pattern is a very intricate floral design. It is its unique coloring (the designs are pale and dark peach, while gold trim accents the plate’s edge) that sets it apart. The dinner plate is in excellent condition and measures 9 ½” in diameter. Its reverse boasts the KPM hallmark. (This Berlin firm served every Prussian King and German Kaiser of the Hohenzollern line stretching back to Frederick the Great). KPM’s attention to quality and detail is amazing. We are thrilled to share this plate with you today.