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From German Store in the 1930s

Feb 04, 2013 at 16:39

Trying to find font that is on the back of this plate -- in the name "uhlfelder".


From German Store in the 1930s

Feb 04, 2013 at 18:10

That pottery mark was probably handmade, but it looks inspired by Deutsche Schrägschrift (designed by Rudolf Koch in 1912, see

Feb 04, 2013 at 18:28

The original article with a bigger picture:

The Münchner Stadtmuseum of today is located in part on the site of the former Uhlfelder department store. A neon sign bearing its name on the museum wall commemorates this fact. The store – which was operated by the company Kaufhaus Heinrich Uhlfelder GmbH – started out as a household goods and fashion accessory shop when it first opened its doors at Rosental 9 in 1878.

From an image search for Kaufhaus Heinrich Uhlfelder GmbH you can get to this page:

Not sure if the typography on the porcelain mark was supposed to match as the printed advertising.

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